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The Iowa Primary Voting Of 2016

Updated on January 31, 2016
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What Iowa Will Tell Me And Tell Us:

I am not from Iowa.

Eight members of my family love it there.

I am interested in the well being of America.

I am interested in what Iowans think of the 2016 candidates and of the campaign so far.

While others are turned off by Candidate Trump,

I admire him for his pledge to devote his full attentions to governing if elected.

I admire his significant accomplishments in his chosen field.

If he is as true to that promise about his goal for running,

I expect him to be able to run the Executive Branch with a firm hand.

His remarks have been distorted to imply "a lifetime ban on Muslims."

He actually said a ban until we know what is really going on affecting the Muslims who are coming.

He is right in saying that the Affordable Care Act is far from perfect and we need to do better.

He is right in saying that when being politically correct means not discussing the issues that trouble us, we need to change the dialogue.

He is right that radical terrorists only respect firm resolve and action.

Every candidate who campaigns across America and actually meets real Americans grows.

Candidate Trump is not dumb, yet people claim he says dumb things.

He is at the top of some polls in part because of some of those "dumb" things he has said.

I think Iowans will tell us what they think about those "dumb" things and clarify for Candidate Trump just how he should run his ongoing campaign, if he is to be able to devote his full energies to the presidency.

In the next 10 months Candidate Trump will learn a great deal because he is not too dumb to learn.

From Iowa to New Hampshire, and on to South Carolina, the race, the speeches, and the debates will continue.

May the best candidate be a leader the American people can unite behind, elect, and support.

Show them what you expect, Iowa.

We will be watching closely, and so will the candidates.

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Primary voting on February 1, 2016

If you were voting for a candidate in Iowa's primary voting on February 1, 2016, who would you vote to be your preferred candidate to represent you in the 2016 general election?

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    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      aviannovice - Some of what we do know of him is "concerning." It is what we do not know of him (and that "fear of the unknown") that is is frightening many....yourself included.

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Yes, but he is a frightening person.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      aviannovice - The latest in this series could give you a good idea of what he has up his sleeve. So far his "sleeve" has done remarkably well, wouldn't you say?

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Donald Trump is smart in saying outrageous things, which keeps him as the topic on so many people's lips. He will not be forgotten, for sure, but will he really gain the trust of the Majority? I wonder. I suspect that he has something up his sleeve, but I'm not sure that I wish to know what.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Flourish Anyway - Those are clearly the feelings of the roughly two half of Iowans who voted in the Republican caucuses for Cruz and Rubio over Trump.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      3 years ago from USA

      Thank goodness Trump didn't win Iowa. He is an arrogant narcissistic bully. I can't wait until a competitor--anyone--cleans his clock.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      MsDora - I, for one, will be doing a lot of praying for a successful candidate like that, between now and November 8, 2016. Other folks' prayers are surely welcome, too.

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 years ago from The Caribbean

      "May the best candidate be a leader the American people can unite behind, elect, and support." Sounds like a prayer, and I say "Amen."

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      In an ongoing online poll responders to the poll today have Donald Trump ahead of Ted Cruz by more than 2 to 1 with over 40,000 responding., with all other candidate clearly left in the dust.

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      Doris James MizBejabbers 

      3 years ago from Beautiful South

      Well, I like the whole idea behind Americans being able to get health care and not be turned down because of their health status. My son is now one of those insureds who has an autoimmune disease that's killing his kidneys and chronic heart condition. BUT I think the way it was managed was a shame. I wish Obama and Congress had the gonads to stand up to the insurance companies and make them clean up the mess. I dropped my employees insurance and went on Medicare and Medigap. I voted in your poll, by the way.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear emge, It will be especially interesting if Eric's comment and your comment turn out to be how Iowans will vote. Some will stay home undecided, and some will make it a point to caucus tonight. That may say something about the nation as a whole right now. The question is: who has fired up their base in Iowa?

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      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear Eric, The poll asks if you were voting in Iowa today who would you vote for. You can change your mind as often as you want to between now and November 8, 2016. I understand your hesitation, but this is a "free shot sampling."

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      MG Singh 

      3 years ago from Singapore

      Excellent post. Trump has come up with all guns blazing and he has the pulse of the nation.

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very interesting point of view. I did not vote because I am not ready to vote yet. I need more thought. It should be a very interesting day watching Iowa.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      If you can, leave a brief comment and vote as one of the other readers has done without commenting.

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      Shannon Henry 

      3 years ago from Texas

      I didn't vote in your poll because I honestly don't know who I would vote for if I lived there. I find it a little more difficult to get into the meat of what candidates really believe and plan to do during the preliminaries.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      shanmarie - I hope such situations can be remedied. Another aspect of that hastily pushed through act, beside the Obama lie that swung the vote (namely that it was not a tax) is that persons who cannot afford the insurance it is supposed to provide, are now to be saddled with a penalty the IRS is to collect even though they cannot afford the penalty (tax). I too hope that the next president (and it probably would not suit Hillary to do so) would approve an improved version for a broader health care law from Congress that isn't the killer you just described.

      Hopefully you and other readers will go back and vote in the poll.

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      Shannon Henry 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Personally, I think Trump comes across as a pompous ass much of the time. Whether he actually is or not, only those that really know him can say. However, one thing that sticks out in my mind about this coming election is the health care situation. I had major issues dealing with Obama care and actually receiving care. As a result, I now owe a hospital nearly a quarter of a thousand dollars. Before that, I couldn't receive the care I needed because I still had to have deposits of a few hundred dollars before a doctor would accept the insurance through that market place. It was cheaper to just pay for it out of pocket for a visit than to pay the deposit, but it seems that wasn't allowed since I had insurance. Now, someone in my family is suffering from the same thing, except that her situation has likely turned deadly because of not being able to receive the treatment she needs. Yes, she has insurance. It's just not private insurance. The cancer that likely could have been taken before it spread is now in her bones because by the time the allowed doctors to attempt to remove it, they had to take more than intended and it spread. The insurance program needs major changes if it is to stay around, because it most definitely is not effective as it is. I hope that the candidate who ultimately wins the presidency hears the pleas of those who are directly dealing with the health care plans from the government.

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