Into my inbox today arrived the results of the Rockford Tea Party online Presidential survey.
To its credit, the organization reveals the number of participants–281.
As you can see most were Republicans. Two-thirds self-identified themselves as such.
Significantly, however, the Rockford Tea Party has attracted a large percentage of Independents. Twenty-five percent said that was what they were.
“Other” was a high 8.2%. Considering the concentration of Libertarians in Rockford and looking at the high support of Presidential candidate Ron Paul in the poll (he ran first), my guess is that most of these were supporters of the Libertarian Party.
Ron Paul won more votes in the Rockford Tea Party poll than anyone else. He got almost 29% of the vote.
Second was Ron Santorum with 22%.
Newt Gingrich came in third with 18.5%. I would note that the poll started while Gingrich was riding high…before he declared that he would be the Republican Presidential nominee.
Michele Bachmann had 13.9%.
Rick Perry got 7.8%, beating Mitt Romney’s 6.8%.
Only John Huntsman was lower than Romney with 1.8%.