The Crosstabs Love Mitt Romney
Make sure to look beyond the topline results to find out what's really going on in Iowa. The results from the CNN/Time poll suggest Mitt Romney is in much better shape this year than he was four years ago, thanks to three major factors:
-- The evangelical vote: The Iowa caucuses are usually driven by evangelical and born-again voters. They made up 60 percent of the Republican electorate in 2008, according to caucus entrance polls. But evangelical leaders have failed to unite behind a single candidate, as they did with Mike Huckabee in 2008, and that's preventing anyone from consolidating the key bloc.