Iowa Republicans Likely To Keep Straw PollSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 11:04
The Ames Straw Poll is likely to continue due to strong support from within the Iowa Republican Party, the Des Moines Register reported late Monday. Though Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, among others, has called for its elimination, the Republican state central committee -- which contains a strong contingency of Ron Paul fans -- want the straw poll to live on.
If most current members are re-elected, it’s likely the straw poll, held on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, rolls on. Many of the committee’s staunchest straw poll defenders are Ron Paul followers who fight for non-establishment, grass-roots politics.