08/13/2011 04:47 pm ET | Updated Oct 13, 2011

What To Expect In Iowa Straw Poll (VIDEO)

Six contenders for the Republican presidential nomination battled for votes in the Iowa straw poll on Saturday.

The Ames poll is the first real test of the 2012 campaign and traditionally sets the tone for the major battles ahead. Watch the video to learn more about the significance of this political "carnival."