WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 26: Political buttons are displayed at a vendor's table during the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 26, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservative activists attended the annual political conference to discuss their agenda. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)National Journal

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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—In advance of the Conservative Political Action Conference's 2016 straw poll, National Journal interviewed a small cross section of attendees Friday afternoon at the biggest conservative party of the year on what they thought of the likely presidential contenders who have taken the stage. While Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has won the official straw poll (which has its own problems) the last two years and is favored to take the title again in 2015, our (highly unscientific) alternative shows that he's not alone.

And for everyone wondering about the true color of The Dress—a viral sensation that took hold of the Internet Thursday evening, the short history of which is explained here—don't worry: We asked that, too. Scroll down for all of the results.

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