Should Iowa kick off the election process next time?
The Republican Presidential candidate who won the Iowa caucuses is Mitt Romney. No, wait a minute, the Iowa caucuses ended in a split decision between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. Hold the presses! This just in, more than two weeks after the votes were counted in Iowa, Rick Santorum was declared the winner. Really? Is this the way to kick off a race which will eventually lead to a Republican candidate being picked to run in the 2012 U.S. Presidential election?
Following the confusion in Iowa we asked the following question in a Poll Position national scientific telephone survey, do you believe Iowa should be permitted to remain the first state in the nation to vote in the presidential candidate nomination process or should it no longer be the first state to vote? Among all Americans polled, 41% said no, 31% said yes, 29% did not have an opinion either way. We also asked the question of those who said they will vote in Republican primaries, 42% said Iowa should not go first again, 35% said Iowa should remain first, 23% did not have an opinion.
The crosstabs for all categories are below:
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,143 registered voters nationwide was conducted January 22, 2012 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Among those there were 571 registered voters who said they will vote in the Republican primary with a margin of error of ±4%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.
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