Chris Christie won the straw poll at the Virginia Tech tea Party patriots convention this weekend, beating out Tea Party sweetheart Sarah Palin. Christie was followed by Sarah Palin, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, and Jim DeMint for this poll.
Christie has previously said that he's not running for President, and that he wants to sort out New Jersey before he moves on. However, politicians typically don't announce they are running until they are 100% certain they want to head out to the election.
Absent from the top of this straw poll is Mitt Romney. Romney has long been cited as a GOP hopeful for the 2012 bid, after losing the nomination in 2008 to John McCain.
Christie is Charismatic and down to earth. Perhaps that's why he's the Straw Poll Virginia Tech Tea party patriots winner.