The Iowa Caucus 2016 Date and Time: Why it is important for Republican, Democratic aspirants
Almost all the political commentator are unanimous in their observation that whoever wins the Iowa caucus will be able to convince the respective partiesâ€™ supporters that they are in the best position to win the nomination from their supporters.
Right now two candidates who are heading the polls in Iowa are none other the two people who are those who are leading the polls nationally, ie Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Despite its small size, the Iowan voters registered with a political party will be the first to help determine which candidate will win the respective Republican and Democratic nominees at the Iowa caucus one week from Monday.
When it comes to details, the highly-anticipated caucus will take place on Feb. 1 in Des Moines. Registered Republican and Democrat voters from all 1,774 Iowa voting precincts meet and cast their vote over discussion. The winner of each party will then be granted the most delegates for the national party convention, where the state elects the presidential nominees for each party.
It is clear for the last several days as to who is heading the Democratic party here. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was leading the Democratic nominees by a landslide for months until top challenger Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders caught up in recent polls. The latest Iowa poll shows Sanders topping Clinton 51% to 43% in the key election state.
On the other hand Donald Trump is the favorite as far as Republicans are concerned. The business tycoon is confident in his chance at the nomination that he recently said at an Iowa rally he could “stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody” and “wouldn’t lose any voters.” Stay tuned for more details.