Texas Rep. Ron Paul won the Values Voter Summit's presidential straw poll over the weekend, picking up 37 percent of votes casts at the event.
The straw poll, sponsored by the Christian conservative American Family Association and the Family Research Council, was held in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. Paul, who received 732 of the 1,983 votes cast, was the big winner, followed by Herman Cain with 447 votes and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, with 323 votes.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry placed fourth with 167 votes, while Rep. Michele Bachmann, who came in first earlier this year at the heavily evangelical Iowa straw poll, placed fifth with 157 votes. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney came in last, with only 88 votes.
Paul, Cain and Santorum all spoke at the three-day event. Paul was met with heavy applause and chanting from his supporters, according to multiple reports, who said his speech was interrupted by multiple standing ovations.
Paul supporters typically come out in troves to support the Libertarian candidate at small events. The representative -- who, although Christian, believes states should individually tackle major conservative talking points such as abortion and same-sex marriage -- also won the Conservative Political Action Conference Poll earlier this year, came in first in September's California straw poll, and was second only to Bachmann in the Iowa straw poll.
However, Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, said the results of the most recent poll aren't reflective of social conservative backing nationwide.
I think Ron Paul, when you look at everything is an outlier in this poll, said Perkins Monday on CNN's American Morning. You see Herman Cain finishing a strong second, followed by Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry. Those are more reflective I think of actually the other polls and what's happening in the social conservative community.