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SHOWDOWN STATES: IOWA
The Candidates:
• George W. Bush
• John Kerry
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• Third Parties
Showdown States:
The Conventions:
• Democratic
• Republican


Sampling error: +/-4% points
(1) Sampling error: +/-3% points
Poll: Bush, Kerry split six key states
Gallup.com: Showdown state poll details external link
Iowa poll roundup
COOK ELECTORAL RATING - TOSS UP
The Cook Political Report rates each state's leaning in the Electoral College based upon a canvas of at least four top strategists for each party. As of October 21, Iowa remained in the Toss Up category.
Cook's U.S. electoral map
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BUSH/CHENEY
10 Bush visits since March 3
Oct. 31 - CHENEY: Event, Fort Dodge
Oct. 30 - CHENEY: Rally, Davenport
Oct. 28 - CHENEY: Town hall, Sioux City
KERRY/EDWARDS
11 Kerry visits since March 3
Oct. 31 - EDWARDS: Rally, Waterloo
Oct. 30 - KERRY: Rally, Des Moines
Oct. 28 - EDWARDS: Rallies, Indianola, Davenport
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BUSH/CHENEY
$457,855
October 21-27
KERRY/EDWARDS
$554,754
October 21-27
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Hawkeye State

Estimated 2,944,062 in 2003

Gore (49%) defeated Bush (48%) by 4,144 votes.
Presidential voting history

Iowa has voted Democratic in the past four elections.
Electoral College explainer




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