Today starts with one of the most influential stories in modern politics. Nearly an entire year of public campaigns, millions spent on ads, a flurry of debates, and an unpredictable race for the right to be called the President will start in Iowa.
For now, the favorites are basically tied, however Hillary Clinton seems to be is just a little huger in the most recent Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll. This poll also predicted her loss against Barack Obama back in ’08. It is imperative to important to note that in many ways, this election is totally different for Hillary. She seems to have some sort of statewide strategy and is trying hard to interesting the Democratic Party and she has already done the entire campaign in Iowa one time further than opposition Bernie Sanders.
Bernie Sanders has been seen running a very upbeat. The strategy for Bernie is to motivate young voters. The question remains whether these college goers will caucus at the site of their college campuses or go home to caucus. It will work out better for Sanders if those supporters caucus from their home towns as his support will be more widespread. However, most students, may not have the means or the inclinations to go back home to vote, creating a loophole in the plan.
Trump was looking and feeling very confident yesterday, insisting Iowans vote for him because he was a winner; they should pick a winner. He reminded them of a time Iowa Republicans actually chose the next president which was in 2000 and the candidate then had been George W. Bush. After the latest release of the Des Moines Register poll, Trump’s confidence swelled. It showed him leading Ted Cruz by at least five points, his main rival. It remains to be seen whether like Sanders supporters, the out count at the caucuses is just as good as the turnout for the rallies. Voters must act now, and be a part of this pivotal point in American history.