Trump Takes Oglethorpe County Straw Poll

The Oglethorpe County Republican Party took a straw poll on Saturday at their booth at the Christmas in Oglethorpe celebration in Lexington. The clear winner in the straw poll, which covered over 200 people, was Donald Trump:

Donald Trump 42.9%
Ted Cruz 10.0%
Ben Carson 9.6%
Marco Rubio 4.6%
Mike Huckabee 2.3%
Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina and Rand Paul 1.8%
Jeb Bush 1.4%
Undecided 23.7%

While the straw poll shows Trump’s support similar to the statewide Landmark / Rosetta Stone poll for WSB that was released Friday, there were far more undecided voters in the smaller sample. The results were also quite different than those in a straw poll back in August at the party’s annual pancake supper. That poll was among party regulars, while yesterday’s was among the general public.


  1. Dave Bearse says:

    “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on!”

    I though it was SNL when I first heard it.

    After Trump discovered immigration is a hammer, it’s only natural after San Bernandino that every Muslim immigrant is a nail.

    • Baker says:

      You don’t think it would be Trump? I think Cruz would be a terrible candidate and not a great president but if it came to it…I’d pull the lever for him over Hillary. I would strongly hold my nose, he’s pretty much the last one I want to get it, but I would vote for him.

      There is NO WAY. Not on God’s green earth. Not even if they nominated Bernie. Not if they stumbled into a brokered convention and nominated Pelosi. There is no way I would vote for that arrogant, silver-spoon in mouth, gas-bag Trump.

  2. Will Durant says:

    Are we surprised? The same Oglethorpe County Republicans that have voted for an “unapologetic constitutionalist” named Jody Hice as their congressman. As quoted by Eric the Younger in this forum last year we see have this from Rep. Rev. Hice:
    “Although Islam has a religious component, it is much more than a simple religious ideology,” he states in his book, Now or Never. “It is a complete geo-political structure and, as such, does not deserve First Amendment protection.”

    Or before him of course they had Paul Broun who also called himself a strict constitutionalist or something close that I’m not going to bother to look up. Yet he kept stating that our constitution was based on Judeo-Christian law.

    So I’m not going to criticize their fundamentalist beliefs or their faith as this is their 1st amendment right. But other religions including Islam have that same amendment count upon if we are a nation of laws. But also picturing DONALD FREAKING TRUMP WITH THE NUCLEAR FOOTBALL? They are out of their gourds. Oh, and Cruz might carry the “SEC primary” and the South in the general but would virtually guarantee an electoral college landslide for Hillary.

  3. saltycracker says:

    The poll was “among the general public” by the GOP at a local event. The media and mobs follow the Don because he is great entertainment. Iowa will be a tell.

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