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Johnson County mock election pegs Bachmann as GOP front-runner

BY DI STAFF | JULY 29, 2011 7:20 AM

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The results of mock election held at the Johnson County Fair placed Michele Bachmann as a GOP front-runner.

Held throughout the fair until 11 a.m. Thursday, a release from the Johnson County Auditor's Office said 339 people voted in the mock election, sponsored by the Auditor's Office.

Bachmann led in the group of Republican presidential-nomination candidates with 23 percent, followed by Mitt Romney at 18 percent, Ron Paul at 11 percent, and Sarah Palin and Herman Cain tied at 8 percent.

All 16 potential GOP candidates were listed, and 6 percent of those polled said they would vote for an uncommitted Republican.

The release showed President Obama ahead of all GOP candidates, with 92 percent of the vote.

Also included were questions related to which issues would cause a person to vote against a candidate if he or she disagreed with their position.

Participants ranked health care, the economy, abortion, and same-sex marriage most crucial to their decision.

— by Hayley Bruce


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