CPAC Straw Poll Winners

Historical Political

Annual poll by Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) determining the preferred winner of the Republican presidential nomination by event attendees * Missing years are due to there being a presumptive incumbent Republican president

This Category is Ranked. Sort by Ranking Based on Votes by clicking on Vote Ranking. Sort by the Collection's Ranking by clicking on List Ranking.

Vote RankingList Ranking  

8

1976

Ronald Reagan

U.S. President

49.41% (251 of 508 votes)

9

1980

Ronald Reagan

U.S. President

49.41% (251 of 508 votes)

10

1984

Ronald Reagan

U.S. President

49.41% (251 of 508 votes)

24

1986

Jack Kemp

Politician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

25

1987

Jack Kemp

Politician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

16

1992

Pat Buchanan

Politician

32.26% (10 of 31 votes)

22

1993

Jack Kemp

Politician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

23

1995

Phil Gramm

U.S. Senator

0% (0 of 0 votes)

21

1996

Bob Dole

U.S. Senator

12.12% (4 of 33 votes)

20

1998

Steve Forbes

Philanthropist

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

28

1999

Gary Bauer

Politician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

2

2005

Rudy Giuliani

Mayor

65.01% (758 of 1166 votes)

1

2006

George Allen, Jr. (Senator)

U.S. Senator

100% (2 of 2 votes)

4

2007

Mitt Romney

U.S. Senator

52.38% (55 of 105 votes)

5

2008

Mitt Romney

U.S. Senator

52.38% (55 of 105 votes)

6

2009

Mitt Romney

U.S. Senator

52.38% (55 of 105 votes)

26

2010

Ron Paul

Politician

0% (0 of 9 votes)

27

2011

Ron Paul

Politician

0% (0 of 9 votes)

7

2012

Mitt Romney

U.S. Senator

52.38% (55 of 105 votes)

17

2013

Rand Paul

U.S. Senator

31.13% (188 of 604 votes)

18

2014

Rand Paul

U.S. Senator

31.13% (188 of 604 votes)

19

2015

Rand Paul

U.S. Senator

31.13% (188 of 604 votes)

3

2016

Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator

58.26% (141 of 242 votes)

12

2019

Donald Trump

U.S. President

34.62% (6336 of 18304 votes)

13

2021

Donald Trump

U.S. President

34.62% (6336 of 18304 votes)

14

2022

Donald Trump

U.S. President

34.62% (6336 of 18304 votes)

15

2023

Donald Trump

U.S. President

34.62% (6336 of 18304 votes)

11

2024

Donald Trump

U.S. President

34.62% (6336 of 18304 votes)