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Santorum Wins/Almost Wins Iowa Caucuses

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iowa, Republicans, Santorum

‘ It’s Rick’s big night! The Iowa faith-based contingent really turned out this caucus for the underdog, and that should make waves in the evangelical community. Will they support a Mormon? I think that’s a tough call right now. They definitely could, but it depends on what this group decides. Personally, I think Santorum will […]

January 3rd, 2012 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

One Last Iowa Caucus Poll: Ron Paul, Mitt Romney Virtually Tied…Santorum Gaining

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iowa, Polls, Republicans, Romney, Ron Paul, Santorum

Public Policy Polling is out with their final numbers and it’s a photo finish… It looks like pretty much everybody has lost support in this except Santorum and Gingrich. And Santorum hasn’t had millions of dollars in negative ads lobbed his way. Maybe that’s why his favorability numbers are so high… Santorum’s net favorability of […]

January 2nd, 2012 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Poll: Ron Paul Still Leads In Iowa

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iowa, Polls, Republicans

Romney is still neck and neck with the Texas congressman, so it looks like it’s going to be an interesting caucus. From Public Policy Polling: The last week and a half has brought little change in the standings for the Iowa Republican caucus: Ron Paul continues to lead Mitt Romney by a modest margin, 24-20. […]

December 28th, 2011 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Poll: Ron Paul Leads, Gingrich Falls in Iowa

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iowa, Newt, Polls, Romney, Ron Paul

Public Policy Polling is out with their latest numbers and they bode well for the perennial dark horse from Texas. First, let’s look at the numbers compared between the last poll and this one… So why has Newt lost traction? A few reasons… Gingrich has now seen a big drop in his Iowa standing two […]

December 19th, 2011 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Romney And Cain Neck And Neck In Iowa

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iowa, Polls, Republicans

More poll numbers show nationwide support for a Cain presidency. From Des Moines Register: DES MOINES, Iowa – Herman Cain and Mitt Romney top The Des Moines Register’s new Iowa Poll, with the retired pizza executive edging the former Massachusetts governor 23 percent to 22 percent in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Cain […]

October 30th, 2011 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Michelle Bachmann “Lit Up The Gathering” In Iowa

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iowa, Republicans, Video

At least that’s what Haley Barbour is saying about her appearance at Rep. Steve King’s conference…and after watching this video I tend to agree. She really knows how to rile up a conservative crowd. Lots of good old fashiony call and response speechifying. So big deal, right? Well, when it comes to the caucuses in […]

March 27th, 2011 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

2010 Iowa Caucuses Held On Saturday

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Elections, Iowa, Voting

This is BIG news as it’ll ensure that a lot more people participate. From Des Moines Register: Sources from both the Iowa Democratic Party and Republican Party of Iowa say they are getting ready to jointly announce a date for the 2010 Iowa caucuses. For the first time, they’ll be held on a Saturday afternoon […]

July 29th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Republicans Testing GOP Hopefuls In Iowa?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iowa, Republicans

2012 is already ramping up for some folks. From Radio Iowa: A friend of mine in Des Moines, Iowa, got a phone call last night, testing out the names of potential 2012 GOP presidential candidates. It was an automated survey and did not indicate who the sponsor of the call might be, “but it was […]

July 2nd, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Why Gay Marriage Is Inevitable

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Homosexuality, Iowa, Marriage, Religion, Sexuality, Video

A speech from the Senate Majority Leader in Iowa sums it up pretty succinctly… This is why I’m telling folks that the marriage between the social conservatives and the fiscal conservatives is done. Because this next generation of voters favors progressive social policy in bigger numbers than any other generation in history. And fiscal conservatives […]

April 7th, 2009 | Permalink| 20 Comments »

Iowa Supreme Court Makes Gay Marriage Legal

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iowa, Law, Religion, Sexuality

A genuine surprise from the Hawkeye State today because the ruling was unanimous. Expect more of this type of thing to happen in the next couple years and challenge Obama’s opinion that gay marriage shouldn’t be legal… “The Iowa statute limiting civil marriage to a union between a man and a woman violates the equal […]

April 3rd, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »