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CPAC Straw Poll 2010: HuffPost's Poll Of The Top 11 GOP Presidential Candidates (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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A highlight of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference is its straw poll of potential 2012 GOP presidential contenders. Though it's an unofficial poll, a win can give future presidential aspirants a boost. John McCain came in second in the 2008 straw poll to Mitt Romney -- the margin was just one point. Romney won again last year.

This year 11 Republicans are included on the ballot. Even if you can't be at CPAC, you still get a vote. Tell us who you think will be the 2012 GOP presidential nominee.

The 11 Most Likely 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates
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* Includes two independent senators expected to caucus with the Democrats: Angus King (Maine) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.).
All 435 seats are up for election. 218 are needed for a majority.
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