AMES, U.S. – An informal vote called “straw poll” was held in Iowa, before the official launch of the campaign of Republican primary on Saturday. Several of confirmed candidates, including former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, participated in the event.
This poll is the first opportunity for the Republicans of that State key to say publicly that their preference is to wear the colors of the party in the race for the White House. Although the results are neither scientific nor binding, it can provide indications of the popularity of various candidates.
Faced with Mitt Romney, the current favorite, the main candidates are former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and the Tea Party’s candidate Michele Bachman, Minnesota also elected, which on a roll since its entry in the running this summer with the support of most conservative wing of the party.
As for Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska, it prolongs the suspense on the possibility of his opening match. She traveled to Iowa on Friday.