January 4, 2012

End of the Long Iowa Campaign Trail


The candidates have finished campaigning in Iowa, people have voted and the ballot counting is complete. Eight votes separate former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.

Here's some campaign data from the Iowa contest.
  • 360 days. 914 events. 10 candidates, then nine, then eight. A final field of six serious contenders
  • Millions of dollars spent (Santorum spent $1.65 per vote; Perry $817; Paul $227; Gingrich $139; Bachmann $8; Romney $113)
  • Inumerable miles driven
  • 1,774 precincts 
  • 99 counties
  • 122,255 voters (In 2008, 86 percent of the people who chose the GOP caucuses were Republicans. This year, 75 percent of the electorate was Republican, with the rest of the vote coming from independents and Democrats)
>Read the exit and entrance polls here

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