GOP race
5:10 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Romney leads Wyoming GOP straw poll

All counties except Sweetwater have reported results for a non-binding Wyoming straw poll to show favor for a Republican presidential nominee.

With more than 2,000 votes recorded at precincts around the state, Mitt Romney leads the pack with nearly 800 votes. He's followed by Rick Santorum with a little under 700.

In third place, Ron Paul has collected about 400 votes. And in last place, Newt Gingrich has about 150 votes.

It’s the first year Wyoming Republicans have conducted a straw poll, and all votes were collected during precinct caucuses over the last month.

Final tallies are expected tomorrow.