Tea Party Straw Poll: McGlowan Leads? Nunnelee Last?
According to the results of a Tea Party phone straw poll, the favorite among the some 200 respondents was Angela McGlowan. McGlowan, as we have mentioned, really made a name for herself over the past year speaking at the rallies but has hit a couple roadblocks along the way regarding the Second Amendment. According to this straw poll, she is supported by a whopping 70 percent of those polled.
Henry Ross was second at 20 percent and Alan Nunnelee, the favorite to win the primary, got just 10 percent.
I was really debating putting this up here because there is no proof on legitimacy to any of this. I would take this with a heavy grain of salt. We don’t know who was called, how they were screened, etc. That said, should Nunnelee be worried and McGlowan be happy? If I was Nunnelee, I wouldn’t put much stock into this and wouldn’t do anything different than what you have been doing. Nunnelee is not running a campaign to win a straw poll; he is running to defeat Travis Childers.
McGlowan and Ross, on the other hand, are running to be the Tea Party candidate hoping this would set them apart and give them a strong angle to take on Nunnelee. This poll, the other straw polls, and the endorsement are very important to both of their campaigns. Will this strategy work? I believe it is the best strategy available to defeat Nunnelee, but we will just have to see. Having two candidates- rather than just one- does not help their situation.
Note: I took a screenshot of the straw poll because there was no permalink available.