The 2011 Ames Straw Poll is being held today.
Nine candidates are on the ballot, Rep. Ron Paul, Herman Cain, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Sen. Rick Santorum, Rep. Thad McCotter, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former Gov. Jon Huntsman, and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
The poll could weed out some contenders.
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