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Confirmed: The Ames Straw Poll is Useless

We have just received yet another confirmation of the virtual uselessness of the Ames Straw Poll . The proud winner of the straw poll, 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,…

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Written by Andrew Pavelyev on Wednesday January 4, 2012

Pawlenty and Bachmann Spar in Iowa Debate

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, …

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Written by Tim Mak on Thursday August 11, 2011