TIME’s Race to be Most Influential Heats Up

An update on the 2011 TIME 100 poll that launched Monday. Several candidates are vying for the number one spot on their most influentilal  – Rain, Jay Chou, Beyonce, Chris Colfer, and Glenn Beck.

Also, at #24 on the poll, Michelle Obama is nearly 20 slots ahead of POTUS, who is holding steady at #41.

Voting for inclusion in the TIME 100 issue ends on April 14th.

See the latest results here.