While advising Republicans on how to use political language, Luntz conducted an informal applause poll among the crowd on the possible GOP presidential candidates.Jack Chang added this to the story:
Those winning the loudest applause were former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin also received a good amount of applause. Other names such as Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who will address the convention tonight, and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels received less applause.
UPDATE: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie received one the loudest -- if not the loudest -- rounds of applause in the informal poll. However, Christie has said repeatedly that he won't run for president in 2012.