One thing you can say about the anti-gay crowd - they're consistent.

This weekend at the anti-gay hate group sponsored Value Voter Summit (VVS) in Washington, D.C., Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) won the event's straw poll for a third year in a row, receiving 35 percent of the votes cast. Dr. Ben Carson and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee finished second and third place respectively. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Donald Trump finished fourth and fifth place respectively.

For the second year in a row, Dr. Ben Carson won the vice presidential straw poll with 25 percent of votes cast.

The VVS straw poll results were in somewhat in contrast to the latest Real Clear Politics polling average that has Trump first with 23 percent, Carson second with 14 percent, Rubio with 9.6 %, Cruz with 6.2% and Huckabee with a dismal 3.2%.

Nearly 2,700 people were registered for the Summit. Only FRC Action members who were present at the event were allowed to vote.

Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins released the following statement in reaction to the 2015 Values Voter Summit Straw Poll:

"This year's record attendance reflects both the angst and the engagement of social conservatives going into the 2016 election cycle. The straw poll sends a message that values voters are looking to support candidates who not only understand the threats to our freedoms, but will boldly lead the way in standing up for and defending these freedoms."


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