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Opinion: The Ames Straw Poll is Woodstock for Politicos - Don't Kill it!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Instead I recommend that Iowa Democrats also hold a straw poll ever four years on exactly the same date so that we can have an event during the straw poll called "Dueling Polls."

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The Takeaway

Herman Cain Is Surprise Winner of Florida Straw Poll

Monday, September 26, 2011

There are still months to go before voters even begin the nominating contest for the Republican party's presidential candidate. But the surprising results of Florida's presidential straw poll on Saturday are getting a lot of attention. Businessman Herman Cain won the poll in a landslide victory with 37 percent of the vote. He isn't a candidate we think of being among the front runners but his comments in these past few weeks have been memorable. Texas governor Rick Perry got just over 15 percent, Mitt Romney 14 percent, and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann came in last. Marc Caputo, political reporter for the Miami Herald, joins us to talk about the poll results.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Iowa Turning Point

Thursday, August 11, 2011

From the debate tonight through to the Ames Straw Poll on Saturday, the next 48 hours in Iowa are a critical test for GOP presidential hopefuls. Congressional correspondent for Bloomberg News Lisa Lerer offers context and analysis of the coming days.

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Opinion: Iowa Straw Poll Preview: Who's In and Who Will Win?

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Once again the process is pregnant with too many people who think they are qualified to even mention that they are running for president.

-Steffen Schmidt, It's A Free Country blogger.

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