Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersPoll shows 36 percent support Trump's reelection, 43 percent prefer generic Democrat Trump's approval rating holds steady at 45 percent amid government shutdown: poll Senate Dems introduce bill to keep DACA info private 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 ClintonPavlich: Mueller’s indictment of the media Poll shows 36 percent support Trump's reelection, 43 percent prefer generic Democrat How the Clinton machine flooded the FBI with Trump-Russia dirt … until agents bit 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 John TrumpCoast Guard chief: 'Unacceptable' that service members must rely on food pantries, donations amid shutdown Dem lawmaker apologizes after saying it's never been legal in US to force people to work for free Grassley to hold drug pricing hearing 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.