Romney Tops Mackinac Straw Poll

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Photo by Chelsea Hagger, Michigan Public Radio Network

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney dominated the presidential candidate straw poll this weekend during the Michigan Republican Party conference on Mackinac Island. Romney and Texas Governor Rick Perry both spoke at the conference, but fervor for Romney swept over the island, as he won 51 percent of the vote in the straw poll. Many delegates say the Michigan native offers hope of turning this into a red state in the 2012 presidential election. Michigan Public Radio's Laura Weber was there. Click the audio link above to hear her report.