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  • Iowa Straw Poll goes down in flames

    The carnival-like, barbecue-filled, quasi-vote-buying days of the Iowa Straw Poll are ending after that state's Republican Party voted Friday to kill the presidential campaign tradition.
  • Iowa Straw Poll cancellation opens door for Illinois

    Iowa Straw Poll cancellation opens door for Illinois
    It’s a sad day for Iowans, and, for once, it’s not just because they live in Iowa. The Iowa Straw Poll, a staple of Republican presidential politics since 1979,┬áhas been┬ácanceled because several of the top-tier GOP presidential candidates...

    The Iowa Straw Poll is irrelevant. Is Iowa?

    The Iowa Straw Poll is irrelevant. Is Iowa?
    In 1987, when Vice President George Bush ran for president, he suffered a major embarrassment early: He lost the Ames Straw Poll to televangelist Pat Robertson. He later lost the Iowa Republican caucuses to Kansas Sen. Bob Dole. In the end, he had to...

    Iowa's straw poll is obsolete: Their Take

    Iowa's straw poll is obsolete: Their Take
    Iowa's obsolescence In 1987, when Vice President George Bush ran for president, he suffered a major embarrassment early: He lost the Ames [Iowa] Straw Poll to televangelist Pat Robertson. He later lost the Iowa Republican caucuses to Kansas Sen. Bob...

    Only half of Iowa Republican caucus-goers care if 2016 candidates attend straw poll

    WASHINGTON Republican presidential candidates who skip the Iowa Straw Poll in August aren't likely to pay much of a price for their decisions. Only 51 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers in the latest Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa...