Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): Over four in ten supporters of the Republican party (43 percent) have said that they would like to have a better field of potential candidates to choose from for the 2012 presidential elections.
Taking part in the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, barely half the 3742 attendees said they're "generally satisfied" with the list of likely candidates, but "wished the GOP had a better field of potential candidates," the Christian Science Monitor reports, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
Yesterday, Texas Congressman Ron Paul had won the straw poll at CPAC, outpacing former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Paul received 30 percent of votes compared to Romney's 23 percent, who stood second. Others were grouped far behind.
Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who both received six percent of the votes, while former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won five percent. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who was absent at the summit, ended up at ninth position with only three percent votes.
In general, it was a younger voting crowd, with 51 percent voters under 25 years, while 72 percent were not over 40 years. Men outnumbered women by more than two-to-one, the paper said.
Reducing the size of the federal government and of government spending reportedly distant issues in the minds of the people taking part in the CPAC poll. (ANI)