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.
This poll and others like it are being pushed at websites such as ResistNet and Smart Girl Politics, two websites that have been very supportive of McGlowan and Ross.
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.