04/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Who Is The Most Powerful Republican? (POLL)

In the wake of their election defeat, low favorability ratings in the polls and the increasingly intense skirmish between RNC Chair Michael Steele and conservative talk show king Rush Limbaugh, the fate of the Republicans has become a hot topic in political circles.

As HuffPost's Sam Stein noted on Monday, "the conservative movement and the Republican Party are in deep disarray -- in search of a galvanizing figure, clinging to traditional ideas, in favor of tactical combat over policy debate, and intensely concerned about the future."

In this power vacuum, who remains the biggest elephant in the GOP's tent?

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