Bernie SandersBernie SandersNew Dem message doesn’t mention Trump Senate Dems launch talkathon ahead of ObamaCare repeal vote Overnight Healthcare: Trump pressures GOP ahead of vote | McConnell urges Senate to start debate | Cornyn floats conference on House, Senate bills | Thune sees progress on Medicaid 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 Rodham ClintonNew Dem message doesn’t mention Trump Pressure on Trump grows as Kushner is questioned Cruz being considered to replace Sessions: report 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.

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While the two Democratic candidates received a little more than 1,000 votes total, Republican Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPressure on Trump grows as Kushner is questioned Trump invokes real estate developer William Levitt in speech to Boy Scouts OPINION | With Scaramucci at the mic, Trump has a chance to take on a hostile press 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.