Iowa Caucus History, And Caucuses Elsewhere In 2024

In the past, there were up to 15 states that held Presidential Caucuses, with them first evolving in the 1970s.

Today, in 2024, there are only a few states that hold caucuses, with the overwhelming majority having Presidential primaries.

The only states in 2024 with caucuses being held by both major political parties are:

North Dakota

Two other states have Republicans having caucuses, while Democrats have primaries

Those two states with this odd situation are


Notice none of these total seven states have large populations, with Missouri being the largest.

At the same time, the Iowa Caucuses have NOT been a good example of accuracy as to who would be the nominees or winners of the Presidency.

The only Presidents who won in Iowa and went on to the White House were:

Jimmy Carter 1976
George W. Bush 2000
Barack Obama 2008

Walter Mondale in 1984, Al Gore in 2000, John Kerry in 2004, and Hillary Clinton in 2016 won the Iowa Caucuses but lost the Presidency for Democrats, while for the Republicans, only Bob Dole in 1996 won in Iowa and then lost the Presidency.

4 comments on “Iowa Caucus History, And Caucuses Elsewhere In 2024

  1. Wayne Johnson January 14, 2024 10:45 am

    In an interview this past week, Nikki Haley says she doesn’t know what “minus 15” is…

    Well coming this Monday, she is going to learn what this is on at least 2 stratifications.

    1. The temperature in Iowa on Monday.

    2. The amount of votes she will get in the Republican Primary this Monday.

    Like many describe.. anyone other than Trump supporters, won’t show up at the poles, even if you had a limousine pick them up and take them home.

    Now Trump Supporters will trudge through a 5′ snow blizzard to vote for him.

  2. Rustbelt Democrat January 14, 2024 11:26 am

    New Iowa poll:

    Overall, 48% of likely caucusgoers say Trump would be their first choice, 20% name former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, and 16% Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, with the rest of the field below 10%.

    In this poll, Haley faces a sizable enthusiasm gap compared with Trump and DeSantis. While majorities of their supporters say they are enthusiastic about their candidates, only about 4 in 10 of hers say the same.

  3. Princess Leia January 15, 2024 8:53 pm

    Trump is projected to be the winner of the Iowa caucuses. Haley and DeSantis are battling it out for second. Turnout is projected to be lower than expected.

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