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McDonnell scores some support at Values Voter Summit

Anita Kumar

One percent of the 2,000 social conservatives attending the Values Voter Summit this weekend in the District want Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) to be their president in 2012. Four percent want him to be vice president.

Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) took the top spot in the presidential straw poll over last year's favorite, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee.

"The results of the presidential straw poll reflect the outcome of recent elections,'' Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins said in a statement. "Those who are truly conservative, fiscally and socially, are enthusiastically supported by voters."

McDonnell and the presidential hopefuls, including former Gov. Mitt Romney, gathered at the Omni Shoreham Hotel for the fifth annual event, sponsored by the Family Research Council and others organizations this weekend.

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli did not attend, but Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, spoke about the "real cost of illegal immigration."

Check out full coverage of the Values Voter Summit on The Washington Post's The Fix.

See below for the full results of the presidential straw poll:

Presidential Candidates:

Mike Pence 170 24%
Mike Huckabee 159 22%
Mitt Romney 93 13%
Newt Gingrich 72 10%
Sarah Palin 51 7%
Rick Santorum 39 5%
Jim DeMint 38 5%
Bobby Jindal 15 2%
Mitch Daniels 13 2%
Chris Christie 11 2%
John Thune 11 2%
Bob McDonnell 10 1%
Marco Rubio 10 1%
Paul Ryan 7 1%
Haley Barbour 6 1%
Ron Paul 5 1%
Jan Brewer 1 0%
Undecided 12 2%

Vice Presidential Candidates:

Mike Pence 119 16%
Sarah Palin 112 15%
Rick Santorum 75 10%
Paul Ryan 51 7%
Jim DeMint 45 6%
Mike Huckabee 43 6%
Marco Rubio 43 6%
Bobby Jindal 36 5%
Bob McDonnell 31 4%
Chris Christie 25 3%
Mitt Romney 25 3%
Newt Gingrich 24 3%
Jan Brewer 20 3%
John Thune 15 2%
Mitch Daniels 10 1%
Haley Barbour 6 1%
Ron Paul 5 1%
Undecided 38 5%

By Anita Kumar  | September 20, 2010; 11:30 AM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar, Bill Bolling, Corey Stewart, Ken Cuccinelli, Robert F. McDonnell  
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