Iowa voters gear up for Republican presidential nomination
June 8th, 2011
07:47 AM ET
11 years ago

Iowa voters gear up for Republican presidential nomination

Clear Lake, Iowa (CNN) - Eight months from now, Iowa will once again lead the nation as the first state to officially vote for a Republican presidential nominee.

But as the election nears, some voters say it is too early to be standing firmly behind one candidate at this stage in the game.


Filed under: 2012 • Iowa
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  1. John

    And what Clown will win the CIRCUS. You should be Prove To Be the first to pick one of these Clown. But wait all the Clown are not In yet.

    June 8, 2011 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
  2. diridi

    Iowa, if you have any kind of brain, do not even entertain these thugs..of GOP....o.k, Again, they are going to play drama just like Reagan and Bush.....o.k, Listen, Today, OPEC is meeting in Europe, Saudi wants to cut prices, and raise output for oil, you know why, it is scared of America, because, we are doing energy efficiency law, and pumping more alternate fuel, and even talking about more saving on energy for future generation of Americans, no matter what anyone say, USA is #1 nation to consume oil, so we are pushing alternate energy, so saudi is scared, if we cut oil spending, it is directly affects Oil mongrels, so they will bribe GOP as usual....sell this nation to Saudi, and OPEC. Learn from this very educated....yes, we need energy independence, not just for us, for future generations of Americans....o.k, so do not vote any of these Thus, idiots, and they are GOP....just Vote for any Democrat.....I beg you to save our nation from these GOP miscreants.....o.k, god bless you and the USA!!!!!!!!True....very open minded.....I am not benefited out of any of these parties....o.k, true....I am more worried for American., so writing....god bless.....

    June 8, 2011 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  3. bb

    Polls are cyclical. Look at the polls from '08, earlier cycles, and even in the midterms during the SUMMER months. They consistently trend conservative. Why is that? Vacation, etc? Are these pollsters still using land lines as their method of contact?

    June 8, 2011 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    "I supported Obama (in '08), but I'm not real happy with what he is proposing for health care," she said. "And the economy is going south."
    The Jankas said they wish President Barack Obama had a more efficient plan for the removal of U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.
    This person being quoted here is a victim of right wing media spin. She knows the talking points, verbatim.

    Typical words of someone who has been taught what to think about the ACA by Republicans. Insurance companies against the ACA in its' present form. The excuse that has been sold to the people is that the mandate is a bad thing. That excuse is a reason that people have been told is a bad thing for them. They buy into it because they do not think. The insurance industry would love to have millions of new paying customers, make no mistake on that point. When you sell things in volume, the prices you charge can be lowered to beat a competitor who has less volume. Those reasons and more are good for the insurance industry, which is why so many liberals are upset with the law because they think it GIVES to much to the insurers. So what is really going on? The insurers vehemently dislike not being able to drop people, or to turn people away. But, they cannot come and sell that to the public because the public would naturally say, "Tough." So they have sold the idea that mandates are bad.

    As far as those war comments go, the person is out of touch with actual facts. We are under 50,000 troops (down from over 150,000 when Obama took office, which works out to roughly 5000 per month coming home) left in Iraq, and moving toward a complete withdrawal of all combat troops in the very near future. We begin withdrawial from Afghanistan this summer. To broadcast any more specific details would raise criticism, from the right of course for tipping your hand.

    June 8, 2011 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    "I don't like the idea that everybody in the government gets all of the perks," Judy Studer said, as she and her husband sat at a shade-covered picnic table near the lake.
    "The rest of us work ourselves (to death) and we don't get the perks, we don't get the cuts, we don't get anything."
    So why vote for a Republican? Haven't you noticed they are fighting tooth and nail to keep it that way? No, they don't. Because they have been taught what to think and do not think for themselves. They put trust their in policticians to do the right thing because the polictician claims to have "values". I pity them for their ignorance.

    June 8, 2011 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  6. terry

    Let the "Circus" begin! The "Rich" Corporate Thugs will come to life,Ann Coulter will start her gums flapping,Hate and Destruction of the working class,and of course our President!! Middleclass and minumum wage voters are ready to "Hang their selves by the neck!!!! If your that "Stupid"??? But there is about 30% of Americans that are totally playing with out a "Full Deck" Obama 2012!!!!! GO GOP/TP,and watch yourself go broke?????? lol

    June 8, 2011 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  7. Smoke & Mirrors

    Iowa has failed to predict the eventual GOP nominee & Presidential winner for more than two decades. They are not relevant in that regard.

    It only serves to weaken the Party by causing candidates to Pivot Right & Pander to those that are motivated by single issues; social issues.

    After prostituting themselves to those evangelical voters that are misguided, these candidates are no longer credible to independent voters. To succeed in Iowa requires, lying about the President, calling him a socialist, un-American, weak, elitist,dithering, etc. They have to lie about whether JOBS have been created on his watch. They have to RESELL the lie that TAX CUTS will fix unemployment. We have 10 years of recent evidience that they do not.

    Thinking voters know all of these claims are not true and reject candidates that mislead much as they reject Anothony Weiner for misleading the public.

    June 8, 2011 08:50 am at 8:50 am |