Reporter: Iowa Democratic Caucus not democratic listen01/03/08 Mitch E. Perry
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The polls show various different results coming out of tonightâ€™s Caucus â€“ but one former Iowa journalist says that those surveys are absolutely more of a guess than polling done for any other type of election in the U.S.
Herb Strentz is a former executive secretary of Iowaâ€™s Freedom of Information Council. In an opinion piece he co-wrote in the New York Times last month, Strentz wrote that Iowaâ€™s Democrats shun public disclosure of voter preferences at their caucuses â€“ something rarely reported by the media.
So when Democrats begin caucusing tonight, the first votes for candidates will not be released to the press. Instead, the Democrats release a percentage of Democrat equivalents. WMNF spoke with Strentz today about what the percentage of Democratic equivalents is.