Can only registered republicans vote in the iowa caucus?Submitted by rp311 on Wed, 12/07/2011 - 19:27
I noticed the latest CNN/Time Iowa Poll says 'Only registered Republicans can participate in the Iowa Republican presidential caucuses'. In this poll Paul is in 3rd with 17% of the vote which consist of 419 registered republican likely voters. I was under the impression that independents and democrats could vote in the Iowa caucus on January 3rd, however, CNN claims they only polled registered republicans because they are they only ones who can participate in the caucus. Can anyone confirm one way or the other? Thank you.
In Iowa, a total of 783 registered Republicans were interviewed by telephone including 419 likely voters. Sample was drawn from the complete list of registered Republican voters provided by the Iowa Secretary of State and weighted to reflect the statewide totals for all registered Republicans for gender, age, amount of time registered at the current address, region of the state, and population parameters of the respondents’ zip codes. Likely voters were identified based on each respondent’s stated intention to participate in the 2012 primary, interest in the campaign to date, and voting history as provided by the respondent and the Iowa Secretary of State. Only registered Republicans can participate in the Iowa Republican presidential caucuses.