The Des Moines Registerreported:
A new poll conducted by former George W. Bush pollster Jan van Lohuizen shows that likely Iowa caucus goers feel it’s more important that President Obama be defeated in 2012 than for a candidate they agree with to take office. The poll, commissioned by The Iowa Republican, a conservative news site, telephoned 500 likely caucus goers last week. The poll has a margin of error of ± 4.4 percent.
A new statewide Iowa Caucus poll recently commissioned by TheIowaRepublican.com shows that likely Republican caucus goers are interested in one thing above all else– defeating President Obama in November of 2012. …
By a two to one margin, the need to beat President Obama trumps ideological purity.