Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee 2020 Dem contenders travel to key primary states After Florida school shooting, vows for change but no clear path forward MORE (I-Vt.) is the favored Democrat among Iowa State Fair attendees, according to results of an informal poll posted on the Iowa secretary of State website.

The poll shows Sanders leading Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWoman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Trump: CNN, MSNBC 'got scammed' into covering Russian-organized rally Pennsylvania Democrats set to win big with new district map MORE 49 percent to 45 percent. Clinton opted not to speak at the Des Moines Register soapbox during her appearance at the fair, while Sanders spoke to a large crowd on Saturday.

While the two Democratic candidates received a little more than 1,000 votes total, Republican Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE himself received 677 votes, outpacing Ben Carson, who had 470 votes, and Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas), who had just170 votes.

Though called a "straw poll," this wasn't the official Iowa Straw Poll, which the state Republican party canceled earlier this year for lack of candidate interest.

Instead, the Iowa State Fair straw poll included other, not quite so serious questions as well, among them:

The most anticipated fair attraction: Food, followed by livestock. The famed Butter Cow (made with 600 pounds of "pure cream Iowa butter," according to the fair website) placed third. Politicians' speeches placed fifth out of seven.

Favorite way to eat bacon? Bacon, lettuce and tomato, with eating it plain closely followed by on a cheeseburger. 

State college football team? The Iowa Hawkeyes.

Still to come: Whether Apple Pie On-A-Stick outpaces the Ultimate Bacon Brisket Bomb for Most Anticipated New Fair Food.