Entries Tagged as 'Ames Straw Poll'

Confirmed: The Ames Straw Poll is Useless

January 4th, 2012 at 8:33 am 9 Comments

We have just received yet another confirmation of the virtual uselessness of the Ames Straw Poll. The proud winner of the straw poll, and Michelle Bachmann came in sixth in the Iowa caucuses (and in fact finished dead last among all serious contestants–Jon Huntsman just ignored Iowa). Furthermore, she only managed to win just slightly more votes in the caucus than in the straw poll, even though the turnout was seven or eight times greater!

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Pawlenty and Bachmann Spar in Iowa Debate

August 11th, 2011 at 8:11 pm 77 Comments

A spirited debate tonight on Fox News, but one where the winner ultimately turned about to be someone who said the least substantively.

Frontrunner and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney escaped unscathed – no one seriously challenged him, and with expectations that he would be targeted, this alone makes him the winner.

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