Republican primaries begin in Iowa

Republican primaries begin in Iowa

International15 Jan '24 at 07:11Changed Jan 15 '24 at 09:46Teacher: Mark van Hareveldt

The first round of the US presidential election is underway in Iowa. Members of the Republican Party can vote for their favorite candidate in that state. American journalist John Postma said that it looks like former President Donald Trump will win. According to the latest poll, Nikki Haley is second to Ron DeSantis.

Republican primaries begin in Iowa

The first round of the US presidential election is underway in Iowa. Members of the Republican Party can vote for their favorite candidate in that state. American journalist John Postma said that it looks like former President Donald Trump will win. “Nikki Haley takes second place from DeSantis, according to latest poll.” (AP Photo/Mc Kinard) (ANP / Associated Press)

Trump is at 48 percent, followed by a large gap, and then comes in second. DeSantis has been replaced there by Haley. Haley was twenty, DeSantis was sixteen.' According to Postma, the next election will be in New Hampshire, where Haley is faring better than DeSantis.'

Ice cold is bad for Haley

Weather plays a big role in Iowa elections — there have been snowstorms, it's been exceptionally cold and many campaign events have been canceled. “The condition of the roads is very dangerous and I have seen many accidents,” says Postma.

'The next election is in New Hampshire, where Haley is better than DeSantis.'

By John Postma, reporter

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Bad weather is dangerous to whom? Maybe not for Trump. Postma speaks to many Trump activists who brave the weather. This could be bad news for Haley. According to recent polls, his voters are less enthusiastic about him. 'It's a calculated choice, but there's little interest in it. This is the team that goes out in minus twenty temperatures.'

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