Election 2016

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The Problems Plaguing Election Polls

Feb 6, 2016

The Problems Plaguing Election Polls

Feb 6, 2016

Des Moines Register

This week on Midwest Week - trying to make sense of this week's Iowa caucuses - the various interpretations of who might have won, and why anyone should care about the results.

Herb Trix's guest is Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for the Des Moines Register.You can also hear Midwest Week on WVIK, Fridays at 6:20 pm during All Things Considered. 

A group of voters talk in front of the Rock Island County building in October, 2014.

Early voting for the Illinois primary election will begin Thursday, three days after the Iowa caucuses.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

More than 100 republicans showed up to caucus at a middle school in Davenport last night. For many, it was their first caucus ever, and quite a few said they switched parties since the 2008 election.

Sam Dunklau

Registered Democrats at a Davenport precinct gave Bernie Sanders a 3-2 victory last night. At the Precinct D-42 caucus, held at Williams Intermediate School, 83 supporters lined up for Sanders while 63 lined up for Hillary Clinton.

 But the caucus didn't start that way. A bit of haggling came first. 

For many, such as 18-year-old Duane Sleet, it was their first caucus.   

On the other hand, veteran caucus-goer Alicia Cheek was "firmly" undecided.

Even a busload of high school students from as far away as Northwest Indiana made the trip to observe a caucus.

WVIK Staff

In one democratic caucus Monday night, Bernie Sanders was an easy winner. At Central High School in Davenport, 96 people supported him while 42 chose Hillary Clinton.  

WVIK Staff

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz won a caucus in Davenport Monday night by just a single vote. At Davenport Central High School, 123 republicans voted for their favorite nominee. Cruz received 38, Marco Rubio came in second with 37, and Donald Trump received 19.

WVIK Staff

With less than 24 hours until the Iowa caucus, Ted Cruz is making his final campaign stops in the state. Tonight, the republican stopped at the Adventure Community Church in Davenport, urging the crowd to bring as many friends as possible to the caucuses tomorrow night.

The Campaign and Climate Change

Jan 30, 2016

Host Steve Curwood tracks down more presidential candidates to report on their climate change stances prior to the New Hampshire primary. Seeking the Republican nomination, Texas Senator Ted Cruz expresses skepticism about the science and argues that acting on climate change kills jobs. Meanwhile, chasing the Democratic nomination, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton believes renewable energy could be a boon to the American economy, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders invokes the moral outrage of future generations to drive home the urgent need to act. (published January 29, 2016)