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CPAC Poll: Results To Elevate One Conservative Ahead For 2012 (PHOTOS)

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The Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll has become a widely-anticipated element of the event held each year.

Fifteen big conservative names will appear on this year's ballot. Most of the candidates in the mix are believed to be mulling presidential campaigns for the next election cycle. CNN notes that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is an exception on the list. The Garden State Republican has denied multiple times that he's considering making a run for the White House.

The 2011 CPAC straw poll will elevate one conservative above the rest. According to the event's schedule, results of the vote open to 11,000 conference attendees will be made known early Saturday evening.

Below, a slideshow highlighting the names on this year's ballot. Votes may also be cast for write-in candidates.

(Click here for the latest updates and news to unfold from the conference.)

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  Obama Romney
Obama Romney
332 206
Obama leading
Obama won
Romney leading
Romney won
Popular Vote
33 out of 100 seats are up for election. 51 are needed for a majority.
Democrat leading
Democrat won
Holdover
Republican leading
Republican won
Democrats* Republicans
Current Senate 53 47
Seats gained or lost +2 -2
New Total 55 45
* 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.
Democrat leading
Democrat won
Republican leading
Republican won
Democrats Republicans
Seats won 201 234
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