Fred Smith won a straw poll in Henderson County.
At the Henderson County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Lunch Saturday, the Republican gubernatorial candidate received 81 votes, the Burlington Times-News reports.
A spokesman for Smith said that he also won recent straw polls in Rutherford and Catawba counties.
He got 43 votes, followed by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee with 22, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice with 12, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford with 11 and former Massachusetts Gov Mitt Romney with 10.
Correction: An earlier version of this post misstated Graham's support.