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How important do you consider Tuesday’s Iowa caucus to be?

Response Percent Votes
45% 210
Not too important
30% 138
Somewhat important
18% 83
Very important
3% 18
Not sure
2% 11
Total 460


1julie1 6 years, 4 months ago

But to say it is "insignificant" is to be blind to its effect on the Republican race.

Hours after it is over Bachmann has quit the fight and Perry can begin counting the hours until he returns to Texas.

And if you think Iowa has more rednecks and religious nuts than Kansas you must not get out much in the Sunflower state. Having lived in both for long periods of time I'd say it's a tie.

Motivation 6 years, 4 months ago

It is insignificant to those who are sick of the twits the Republican party currently has running... Michelle Bachmann needs to get a grip on reality if she thinks she has a fighting chance. I turn my television off everytime she airs. She has added absolutely nothing intelligent to any of her debates. And I won't even get started on Romney, Perry, and Gingrich....they all need to let it be.

Jeff Zamrzla 6 years, 4 months ago

@1Julie1 - Perry has the cash, but not the stamina. Bachmann is out of money and no one cared for her brand of crazy after the straw poll back in June. Buddy Roemer and John Huntsman will both be dropping out as well any day. Instant Runoff Voting would provide a better way to handle elections, get mega money out of our government, and end the corruption that is stagnating our country's growth.

CLARKKENT 6 years, 4 months ago


beatrice 6 years, 4 months ago

President Obama has far more experience being president than the entire group of GOP candidates combined.

beatrice 6 years, 4 months ago

Obviously, it is very, very important. Just look at all the buzz and excitement it creates on this poll alone, let alone the dozens of related stories fighting for people's attention. I mean, how can people not get excited by Iowa, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum? Party likes it 1899!

George Lippencott 6 years, 4 months ago

An insignificant population of advocates has spoken. You would think we could find a better way to select canidates.

parrothead8 6 years, 4 months ago

We should also find a better way to spell canidates. ;)

Richard Heckler 6 years, 4 months ago

The ENTITLEMENT program for the wealthy at the expense of the middle class = duped one more time.

In the end big debt and super duper bailouts were the results which does not seem to bother Republicans, as long as they are in power.

In fact, by the time the second Bush left office, the national debt had grown to $12.1 trillion:

  • Over half of that amount had been created by Bush’s tax cuts for the very wealthy.

  • Another 30% of the national debt had been created by the tax cuts for the wealthy under Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

• Fully 81% of the national debt was created by just these three Republican Presidents.

Flap Doodle 6 years, 4 months ago

Golly, it's been at least a week since you copy/pasted this same dreck. Way to go, merrill. You're getting better.

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 4 months ago

You've been saying the same things since before he was elected.

pace 6 years, 4 months ago

The news producers seem to think it is more significant and cheaper to produce constant 24 hour coverage of all GOP candidates than real news. Really there are a lot of things going on. I would like more coverage on the returning vets, on Occupy efforts, on weather, on crime, on international events. Come on, international coverage consisting of asking foreigners which GOP remark is snarkiest? It is like the Christmas season starting in May.

Carol Bowen 6 years, 4 months ago

-We now know for sure that the GOP has no focus. -We also know that Mitt Romney hangs with a nasty crowd. -We have confirmation that opinion and emotion override facts. -None of the candidates have mentioned working with both sides of the isle.

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