Huckabee wins straw poll in S.C.

Mike Huckabee may be on the sidelines of the nascent 2012 presidential race but voters continue to back him should he decide to run.

The former Arkansas governor won the straw poll at the York County Republican Party convention on Saturday, according to CNN. Huckabee came out on top with 23 percent of the 152 ballots cast. He was followed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) at 11 percent and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann was third with 10 percent.

Huckabee's win came despite the former presidential candidate has shown little interest in mounting a 2012 bid.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was fourth with 8 percent.

Huckabee finished second to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the eventual nominee, in the South Carolina primary in 2008.

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