Science of Politics: Iowa Caucus
The state of Iowa becomes the center of the American political universe every four years when its citizens vote first in a series of presidential primaries and caucuses. But what is behind the fascination with this relatively small constituency?
Prof David Redlawsk, co-author of Why Iowa?, explains how to win the first election of the voting season, which factors play a role in the media coverage of the race, and what the results can tell us about the rest of the campaign cycle.
Produced by the BBC's Franz Strasser.
02 Jan 2012
- From the section Magazine