Not that I really care about CPAC...but the results are in.
Mitt Romney - 20 percent
Bobby Jindal - 14 percent
Ron Paul -13 percent
Sarah Palin - 13 percent
Newt Gingrich -10 percent
Mike Huckabee - 7 percent
Mark Sanford - 4 percent
Rudy Guiliani - 3 percent
Tim Pawlenty - 2 percent
Charlie Crist - 1 percent
Undecided - 9 percent
Pawlenty's dismal performance isn't really a big deal in my opinion. CPAC Presidential Polls are not good indicators of electoral chances.
1995: Phil Gramm won the poll, received less than 1 percent of the 1996 presidential primary vote.
1998: Steve Forbes, won only two delegates in 1996, dropped out after taking 3rd in Delaware in 2000.
1999: Gary Bauer, dropped out after New Hampshire primary.
2000: Bush won
2005: George Allen, lost to Senator Jim Webb
2006: George Allen, lost to Senator Jim Webb
2007: Mitt Romney, conceded at the 2008 CPAC
2008: Mitt Romney
2009: Mitt Romney
And Bobby Jindal coming in second at 14%? CPAC attendees obviously didn't watch his craptastic response to President Obama's address to Congress last week. Pawlenty is far from being done...
But then again, as evidenced by Bush's 8 year term in the White House, they don't always like the best orators.