Another strawpoll was held at the CPAC conference in Washington DC. All major candidates spoke at this event besides John McCain. The most noteworthy things to come out of the speeches were Romney directly criticizing McCain on campaign finance and immigration and Huckabee directly criticizing Romney on his issue evolution. This certainly shows that we're getting closer and closer to the "direct engagement" phase of this primary. On to the results:
(If you have the full results post in comments, this was all we could track down)
Romney has to feel good about the victory. The small caveat is that he is said to have spent substantial resources to ensure victory, so the gap might not be as big as he would have liked. Nonetheless this shows that conservatives are going to accept Romney as one of them and is a nice win for team Romney.
Giuliani- Similarly to S.C. Giuliani finishes a close 2nd w/o putting much organizational effort into it. He's the weekends big winner.
Brownback- Again he separates himself from the 2nd tier field. Nice weekend for the Kansan.
McCain- Hurt more in the media by skipping the event than these results. McCain has received an extremely negative fallout from the blogosphere for skipping CPAC. The straw poll results are about what you'd expect from a candidate who didn't show up and didn't send staff. Nonetheless clearly a minus for McCain.