Dancing With The Stars by Kelsey McNeal/ABC
With Dancing with the Stars' first elimination night scheduled for this coming Tuesday, gold-medalist Kristi Yamaguchi is looking utterly golden, at least judging by TVGuide.com's first Power Rankings reader poll of the new season. Kristi and pro partner Mark Ballas took an early lead and held onto it to come away with 31.2% of the votes. Placing a distant second were Cristián de la Fuente and Cheryl Burke.

Facing an uphill dance going into Monday's performance show are Penn Jillette and Kym Johnson, who came in last with less than two percent of the vote. Can the illusionist work some magic and overcome that rough start?

The complete rankings:
31.2% Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas
11.5% Cristián de la Fuente and Cheryl Burke
10.0% Mario and Karina Smirnoff
9.7% Jason Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska
8.5% Steve Guttenberg and Anna Trebunskaya
7.1% Marlee Matlin and Fabian Sanchez
6.2% Shannon Elizabeth and Derek Hough
5.3% Marissa Jaret Winokur and Tony Dovolani
3.2% Monica Seles and Jonathan Roberts
2.9% Priscilla Presley and Louis van Amstel
2.6% Adam Carolla and Julianne Hough
1.8% Penn Jillette and Kym Johnson

What's your take on this first tally? Is it still too early to serve as any indicator of long-term success?

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