Apparently the Ann Coulter endorsement did him good: Mitt Romney won the CPAC straw poll by four points. The AP reports:
Despite his record of inconsistency on some social issues, the former Massachusetts governor got 21 percent of the 1,705 votes cast by paid registrants to the three-day Conservative Political Action Conference. They were asked who their first choice would be for the Republican nomination.Brownback got 15, Gingrich 14, and McCain, who didn't attend the conference, only 12.
Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor whose moderate stances on social issues irks the party's right wing, was second with 17 percent.