January 3rd, 2008
08:32 PM ET
13 years ago

Schneider: Who are the GOP caucus-goers?

Our first waves of entrance polling is giving us insight into who these caucus-goers are tonight.

On the Repbulican side, a third are over 65, and nearly 75 percent are over the age of 45. There are slightly more men than women, and more than 60 percent decided on their candidate more than a month ago. A third name Immigration their top issue, followed by the economy and terrorism.

The numbers also show a heavy turnout amongst evangelical Christians - over 60 percent.

–CNN Senior Political Analyst Schneider

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    January 3, 2008 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  2. James E

    It is obvious that the percentage of evangelical and born again christians had a profound impact on the Iowa cuacus.

    January 3, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  3. Mary

    I just got back from my Republican caucus. Although a number of the people had definite choices about 35 percent of the people were undecided. We did not have people making speeches on behalf of the candidates. Rather we were all tired of the campaigning and after a few moments of quiet deliberation, the votes were cast. It was almost like a funeral visitatoin, where it had been a painful death. The death was a blessing. The cacus was like that. We've had enough, it is time for the politicians to move on.

    January 3, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  4. abroad30

    I really hope for the sake of our country this is not a clear over all representation but a red state typical predictable outcome......Crazy person who has no foreign policy experience, what could be more important than that? Absolutely insane.! Oh and you have to be kidding me, immigration? we are in the most turmoil times, our respect and situation in the world is diminishing, our current administration has run our economy into the ground, serious tensions are rising with foreign powers, our citizens are swimming in a sea of ignorance, education costs are rising, umm once again diplomatic foreign policy relations?? but immigration? well yes of COURSE this is a most pressing issue.

    January 4, 2008 04:06 am at 4:06 am |