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Dec. 5, 2011

Results of University of Iowa Hawkeye Poll to be announced at D.C. news conference

The University of Iowa will announce the results of its latest Hawkeye Poll of likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers during a news conference at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday, Dec. 12, at the National Press Club’s Zenger Room in Washington, D.C.

Frederick Boehmke and Caroline Tolbert, professors of political science in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and faculty members of the Hawkeye Poll Cooperative, will announce the results. Boehmke serves as the faculty advisor to the poll while Tolbert is co-author of the book Why Iowa?, which examines the caucuses’ role in the selection process for presidential candidates.

Four years ago, the Hawkeye Poll was the first to see Barack Obama moving closer to then-leader Hillary Clinton among Democratic caucus-goers, and to indicate Mike Huckabee was gaining traction with Republicans. Obama and Huckabee would go on to win the state’s first-in-the-nation caucus in January 2008.

The Iowa caucuses will be held Jan. 3, 2012.

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