The first Republican primary of the 2012 elections, the Iowa caucuses, is less than a month away. While not necessarily a key battleground state, the Iowa contest serves both as an important indication of success and a mometum builder for top candiates.
Some have argued that given the nature of the contest, Romney's well-organized campaign makes him the favorite. Others argue that Ron Paul's fervent supporters have built a truly grassroots organization ready to stage a massive upset. Others see Newt Gingrich rising in the polls at the right time, just ahead of January 3rd's vote.
Who has the best chance of winning the Iowa caucuses? What will his or her victory mean for the race?
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