Thursday 8 December 2016

Comment: What if we are focusing on wrong election race?

Tim Stanley

Published 19/01/2016 | 02:30

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What if we're all talking about the wrong race?

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Attention is focused right now on Donald Trump's seemingly inexorable rise to the Republican nomination. He even has a theme tune: three kids singing "USA!" to the tune of 'Over There' - an ironic pick for someone who doesn't want people coming "over here".

But presidential nominations are not won purely on national polls. They're a series of pitched battles in individual states over a number of dates. Losing one makes it more likely that you'll lose more. And Donald Trump is currently in trouble in the first-in-the-nation caucus of Iowa.

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