Republicans don't really like Pawlenty

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The Conservative Political Action Committee straw poll must have been a real blow to Gov. Tim Pawlenty's confidence this weekend. It turns out Republicans don't like him much. He was seriously beat out by real winners in life: Gov. Bobby Jindal (Kenneth the Page) and Gov. Sarah Palin. That really hurts.

At CPAC's annual conference Saturday in Washington, Republicans participated in a straw poll of potential 2012 presidential candidates. Pawlenty received just 2 percent of the vote, was second to last, and only beat out Charlie Crist.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the poll. Jindal was second. Sarah Palin and Texas Congressman Ron Paul tied for third.

Check out the full results here.

Listen to Pawlenty's speech to CPAC over at Minnesota Public Radio.

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