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By Carole on Jan 4, 2012
After finishing fifth in the Iowa Caucuses, Governor Rick Perry returned to Texas to reassess his presidential campaign. Early this morning, there was word ftom a Perry source in "First in the South" primary state South Carolina that "It looks like he is not coming this week. He has definitely canceled his plans." That certainly fueled the speculation that the Perry campaign was over. But now, a tweet from the candidate himself is strongly suggesting otherwise.
By Carole on Jan 2, 2012
With just over 24 hours before the Iowa caucuses, Texas Governor Rick Perry's campaign has produced a blistering web video highlighting former Senator Rick Santorum's passion for pork and his history as a big government big spender. The 60 second spot also draws the comparison between Mr. Santorum and 2008's Candidate Barack Obama - both in favor of wasteful spending and neither with any executive experience - the ad describes them as too close for comfort.
By Carole on Jan 1, 2012
The most highly anticipated poll of likely Republican Iowa caucus goers is out and the most important number in it is 41. The final Des Moines Register poll before Tuesday's caucuses shows moderate Mitt Romney still unable to break out of the mid-20's after 5 years of campaigning. It also shows libertarian-leaning Ron Paul is at 22% which most believe is the best he'll ever do in any state by far. And the conservative field of Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum are at a combined 45%. Why is it appropriate to combine their level of support instead of simply comparing each of their poll numbers to that of the frontrunners? Because according to the poll, 41% say they could still be persuaded to support another candidate and persuasion is a large part of the Iowa caucuses.
By Carole on Dec 30, 2011
With just a few days left before the Iowa caucuses, polls show an overwhelming majority of likely voters in the Hawkeye state prefer a conservative candidate over a moderate or a libertarian. That majority just can't seem to agree on which conservative and that leaves the very real possibility that a moderate or libertarian will win.
By Carole on Dec 29, 2011
Mainstream media outlets have decided that either libertarian leaning Ron Paul or moderate Mitt Romney will walk away with an Iowa Caucus win next week. But a brand new poll of likely caucus goers shows only 6 points separating first and sixth place. With 7% still undecided and a margin of error of 4.7%, this poll suggests that despite media pronouncements of a two man race that leaves the conservative candidates in the dust, an Iowa victory is still very much up for grabs.