straw poll http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Illinois GOP announces straw poll for 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-gop-announces-straw-poll-2012 <p>The <a href="http://www.weareillinois.org/">Illinois Republican Party</a> plans a statewide pre-primary straw poll ahead of the 2012 presidential election.</p><p>The party <a href="http://www.weareillinois.org/connect/newsDetail.aspx?newsID=11176">made the announcement</a> Sunday night at an event marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Ronald Reagan. The Illinois GOP says the straw poll will be Nov. 5 and measure the support of Republican presidential hopefuls.</p> Mon, 07 Feb 2011 18:27:12 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 473 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois GOP announces straw poll for 2012