I only post this article because it caught my attention. Of course it does not tell us who is going to win Iowa. It only tells what happened in one county in Iowa on the first day. The statistic that I found most interesting is the TOTAL number of voters this year compared to 4 years ago on the first day of voting in this county:
High early voting turnout mostly for Obama, Republicans say their own push is coming
The first day of early voting in Polk County was busier than ever for election staff.
By 4 p.m., 550 people had cast ballots at the Polk County Election Office. In 2008, 100 people voted on the first day but that number had been far eclipsed by 11 a.m.
Of those, 401 were registered Democrats, 90 were Republicans, 57 had no party affiliation and two were affiliated with other parties, said Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald.
He could not say who people had actually voted for.
After an initial two-hour rush when the polls opened at 8 a.m. that led to hour-long wait times and was largely a function of Obama campaign efforts, the office saw a steady stream of people throughout the day, Fitzgerald said.
The first ballots are in, and judging from the myriad of Obama stickers, buttons, signs and campaign volunteers enthusiastically trawling down the line in front of the election office, in Polk County most of the ballots so far were for President Barack Obama.
But don’t be fooled, said GOP representatives. Two hours on the first day of early voting won’t necessarily be representative of the 40 days of early voting or the general election.
Bill Brown of Des Moines, center, voteswith an absentee ballot at the Polk County Election Office Thursdsay morning in Des Moines, Sept. 27, 2012. (Rodney White/The Des Moines Register)
And a push to get Mitt Romney voters to the polls is coming.
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