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Vote

To make a choice along with other parties asked to make the same choice. In business and finance, voting is most often associated with electing directors and setting company policies at the annual meeting of shareholders. In order to be able to vote under these circumstances, one must hold voting stock. The right to vote gives the holder of voting stock a great deal of control over the company. In democratic forms of government, voters elect politicians, who may promote certain business or financial policies as part of their platform. In turn, bodies of elected politicians often vote on proposed policies or programs.
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Romney, along with former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, did not pay to participate in the straw poll but will be listed on the ballot.
Though no straw poll winner ever has won the Republican nomination, the contest has helped and hurt any number of candidacies ahead of the first real votes, the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary.
Among the lessons he learned then about campaigning in Iowa: "Show up before the straw poll.
The Iowa State University rally and straw poll is seen as the most important poll of the presidential election because Iowa is the first caucus state in the presidential race, though the poll is seen as more of a measure of organization and energy than a guarantee of eventual victory in the February 6 caucus.
The winner of the straw poll is the candidate who gets the most people to cast a vote at a $30-per-ticket barbecue in Ames.
Paul won the GOP straw poll, garnering 612 votes, followed by Huntsman with 382.
One presumption is that Romney's gains reflect the visibility that followed his win in the Iowa Republican Party straw poll last weekend, although data in the new Gallup Poll show that only a third of Republicans nationwide are directly aware that Romney won this unofficial contest.
Put together by Jeff Woodbum, a former state Democratic Party chair, and former Republican House Speaker Harold Bums, the straw poll results were probably more to the liking of two candidates who lacked either the political fortitude or wherewithal to take part in the Iowa event Rudy Giuliani, who won with 33 percent on the GOP side, and John McCain, who garnered 22 percent
opting out of active campaigning for the straw poll event, Mr.
In the fourth straw poll Monday, ballots are distinguished between the five veto-wielding powers - Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States -- and the 10 nonpermanent members serving their two-year terms.
Finally, nearly half of the straw poll voters were under the age of 25.
COM STRAW POLL BEING CONDUCTED AT CPAC WAS THE OFFICIAL CPAC STRAW POLL.