Rachel Maddow: Ames Straw Poll is a meaningless ‘racket’

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, August 15, 2011 22:54 EDT
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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained on her show Monday night why the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa was a “bingo game” with meaningless results for the Republican presidential race.

“The sort of refreshing thing about the Ames Straw Poll is that the people making money off this racket, the Iowa Republican Party, fully admit that it is a racket that is just designed to make them money,” she said.

“Based on the way the beltway media handles the Ames Straw Poll, you might surmise that Ames Straw Poll has some predictive power,” Maddow continued. “It does not however happen to be true.”

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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