Question Of The Day: Do Straw Polls Matter?

By Chris Good

The Conservative Political Action Conference will hold a straw poll of 2012 GOP contenders before all is said and done, which will be taken as an indication of conservative support heading toward 2012. There will be more straw polls between now and then, but how relevant are they to the GOP presidential primary?

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