Iowa Straw Poll Tradition to Continue—Assuming Candidates Show

Republicans plan to stress the event's unscientific nature to the candidates and the media.

Republican voters make their way through the recreational area set up by Republican presidential candidate Steve Forbes on the grounds of Iowa State University 14 August 1999 in Ames, Iowa.

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The barbeque, balloting, and carnival-like atmosphere of the Iowa Straw Poll will go on for at least one more presidential election cycle.

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