Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Entrance Polls: Iowa GOP Unhappy with Federal Government

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Entrance Polls: Iowa GOP Unhappy with Federal Government

Article excerpt

WASHINGTON * Iowa Republican caucusgoers are deeply unhappy with how the federal government is working, and half wanted a political outsider as the party's nominee for president, according to entrance poll interviews of those arriving at caucus sites.

Democratic caucusgoers said the economy is the top issue facing the country, followed by health care and income inequality, according to the survey conducted by Edison Research for The Associated Press and television networks.

Here is a closer look at the attitudes of the electorate:

VOTER DISCONTENT

Four in 10 Republicans said they are angry and half say they're dissatisfied with the federal government. Angry caucusgoers were split between billionaire real estate developer Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas as their top candidate.

BIGGEST ISSUES

Government spending was the top issue for just over 3 in 10 Republicans, followed closely by the economy and terrorism. …

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