At the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (commonly referred to as CPAC), Florida senator Marco Rubio came out the winner of the Vice Presidential Straw Poll.
While Rubio doesn’t publicly appear intrigued by the prospect of being Mitt Romney’s second-in-command, his straw poll win does show that the mainstream conservative movement is fully behind him.
What is rather interesting is that Rob Portman, the one who has had considerable media buzz, scored less than 2% of the vote. Much like Mitt, it appears Portman has a long way to go to appease the flamethrowers of the right.
Rubio won with 30% of the vote and was followed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (14%), Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (9%), Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul 8% & Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (8%) rounded out the top-5.