Tuesday, March 15, 2011

2012 GOP Primary Madness: Round 1 Results


Round 1 of our 2012 GOP Primary Madness has come to a close, and here are the results (with links for more details on the voting):
Division 'A'
1. Sarah Palin (72%) vs. 8. Jimmy McMillan (28%)
4. Michele Bachmann (54%) vs. 5. Eric Cantor (46%)
3. Rick Perry (65%) vs. 6. Jan Brewer (35%)
2. Tim Pawlenty (58%) vs. 7. Scott Walker (42%)

Division 'B'
1. Mitt Romney (57%) vs. 8. Fred Karger (43%)
4. Donald Trump (16%) vs. 5. Marco Rubio (84%)
3. John Thune (80%) vs. 6. George Pataki (20%)
2. Mitch Daniels (53%) vs. 7. Rick Santorum (47%)

Division 'C'
1. Mike Huckabee (70%) vs. 8. Buddy Roemer (30%)
4. Herman Cain (51%) vs. 5. Paul Ryan (49%)
3. Chris Christie (67%) vs. 6. Bob McDonnell (33%)
2. Haley Barbour (33%) vs. 7. Allen West (67%)

Division 'D'
1. Newt Gingrich (43%) vs. 8. Steve King (57%)
4. Bobby Jindal (77%) vs. 5. Jon Huntsman (23%)
3. Jim DeMint (82%) vs. 6. Gary Johnson (18%)
2. Rudy Giuliani (33%) vs. 7. John Bolton (67%)

The closest race was Herman Cain vs. Paul Ryan, and was decided by merely three votes. The biggest upset was number-eight seed Steve King's defeat of number-one seeded Newt Gingrich, 57% to 43%. The largest margin of victory was Jim DeMint's 82% over Gary Johnson's 18%.

Voting in the Sweet 16 round will begin at noon today, and continue through Saturday.

2 comments:

Denel said...

I personally would have liked to have seen Sarah Palin vs. Michele Bachmann; Chris Christie vs. Scott Walker; Herman Cain vs. Allen West or Jim DeMint vs. Allen West.

Seems like it was a pretty good match up, though. Wish I had known about it sooner.

Jamison Faught said...

Denel: in the Sweet 16 round, Palin did go up against Bachmann (and lost).