Aug. 13, 2011 at 11:55am with 33 notes
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Politicalprof: On the Iowa Straw Poll

politicalprof:

Since it’s going on today, a moment to reflect: does the Iowa straw poll matter? Does the winner “win” for real?

Spoiler alert: the answer is no.

YEAR Straw poll winner Caucus winner Republican nominee
1979 George HW Bush Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan
1987 Pat Robertson George H.W. Bush George…