Democratic Presidential Caucuses The first official election in the 2004 presidential election cycle is the Iowa caucuses, Monday, January 19. Of Iowa's 56 convention delegates, 45 are directly tied to the caucus results.
This page represents results, including delegate count, reported immediately after each state's contest. More >
Instead of releasing caucus vote totals, the Iowa Democratic Party releases a total indicating the number of delegates to the state convention each
candidate will receive. The delegates at the state convention select
delegates to the national convention in July.
For more about the delegate selection process, click here.
How does CNN project winners in races? Click here.
Exit polls are a survey of selected voters taken soon after they leave
their voting place. Pollsters use this sample information, collected from a
small percentage of voters, to track and project how all voters or specific segments of the voters sided on a particular race or ballot
measure. Because of the nature of the Iowa caucuses, these polls are
conducted as voters enter a caucus venue and are known as entrance
polls. For more on how to read entrance or exit polls, click here.