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Author: James Q. Lynch | December 27, 2011 | 1 comment

  It’s hard to find a straight Republican in Iowa. It seems they’re all leaning. With a week to go before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses, few Republicans have landed solidly on one candidate. A recent Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG-TV9 poll of likely caucusgoers found the race “remarkably fluid” ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 21, 2011 | 3 comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Just two weeks before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses there’s a new leader, but the race remains “remarkably fluid,” according to a new Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG poll of likely Republican caucusgoers. Texas Rep. Ron Paul has moved into first place – the fifth candidate ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 12, 2011 | No comments

  A University of Iowa Hawkeye Poll being released this morning in Washington has both good news and bad for Iowa frontrunner Newt Gingrich. The former U.S. House speaker is leading the field with a 10 percentage point lead over his nearest rival, Mitt Romney, but poll ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 5, 2011 | No comments

Hit the reset button: The series of “surge and fade” candidates that has marked the race for the top prize in the Iowa first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses has been succeeded by Herman Cain’s surge and suspend strategy. A month ago, Cain was leading the race according to ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 2, 2011 | 1 comment

The rise in Newt Gingrich’s poll numbers are lifting spirits in an unlikely place – the White House. That’s the assessment of Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, who recalls his House colleague as a “bomb thrower.” “What I’m picking up around here is that there’s a lot of ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 30, 2011 | No comments

Four years ago, Rudy Giuliani was leading the race for the Republican presidential nomination with 25 percent of the support of Republicans and independents who leaned Republican. National polling by Gallup for the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2007, showed a little-known governor from Arkansas beginning ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 9, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Iowa Republicans who get a call from someone with a Southern drawl talking to them about Newt Gingrich’s campaign for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination know it’s not their neighbor calling. Neither is it a paid telemarketer. Those folks asking you to support “Neuwt” ...