The Iowa Straw Poll (also known as the Ames Straw Poll) was a presidential straw poll and fundraising event for the Republican Party of Iowa. It was held six times, traditionally in late summer approximately six months in advance of contested presidential Iowa caucuses, from 1979 until 2011, on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames. On June 12, 2015, the Republican Party of Iowa announced that the straw poll will no longer be held. A similar poll (also at times referred to as the Iowa Straw Poll ) has been conducted at the Iowa State Fair since 2015.

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  • The Iowa Straw Poll (also known as the Ames Straw Poll) was a presidential straw poll and fundraising event for the Republican Party of Iowa. It was held six times, traditionally in late summer approximately six months in advance of contested presidential Iowa caucuses, from 1979 until 2011, on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames. The event attracted both praise and criticism, with supporters noting that it raised funds for the Republican Party of Iowa and winnowed large fields of presidential candidates. Critics asserted that it catered to extremist candidates and put a financial squeeze on campaigns. The poll itself held a mixed record as a bellwether for either the Iowa caucuses or the GOP nomination; three times (George H. W. Bush in '79, Bob Dole in '95, and George W. Bush in '99) would the winner of the straw poll also win the Iowa caucuses the next year, but only twice ('95 and '99) did these candidates go on to win the GOP nomination. Only one winner of the straw poll, George W. Bush, would go on to win the presidency. On June 12, 2015, the Republican Party of Iowa announced that the straw poll will no longer be held. A similar poll (also at times referred to as the Iowa Straw Poll ) has been conducted at the Iowa State Fair since 2015. (en)
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  • Republican U.S. presidential candidate selection process (en)
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  • Ames, Iowa, USA (en)
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  • Iowa Straw Poll (en)
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  • Central Iowa Expo (en)
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  • The Iowa Straw Poll (also known as the Ames Straw Poll) was a presidential straw poll and fundraising event for the Republican Party of Iowa. It was held six times, traditionally in late summer approximately six months in advance of contested presidential Iowa caucuses, from 1979 until 2011, on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames. On June 12, 2015, the Republican Party of Iowa announced that the straw poll will no longer be held. A similar poll (also at times referred to as the Iowa Straw Poll ) has been conducted at the Iowa State Fair since 2015. (en)
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  • Iowa Straw Poll (1979–2011) (en)
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