Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Insignificance of the Iowa Caucuses

Republicans Set Up Shop in Iowa, Where Few Will Prosper.  (The New York Times, 3/6/2015)
The sliver of the party’s registered voters that turns out on a frigid winter night to caucus for a presidential candidate is smaller than the population of Stamford, Conn., which is about 121,500. Caucus-goers are 99 percent white, and far more likely to be rural and evangelical Christians than Republicans are nationally. 

Oh, and their recent record of picking winners is not so good. Just ask President Rick Santorum.

Iowa caucus-goers by the numbers.  (CNN, 1/3/2012)

Related posts:
Quinnipiac poll: Scott Walker is the Tea Party favorite among likely caucus-goers in Iowa.  (2/26/2015)
Mike Huckabee retakes Iowa lead, Walker falls to 3rd in NBC News/Marist poll.  (2/17/2015)

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