As Iowans get ready to pick their candidates for president, Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy for WNYC News, and Susan Page, Washington Bureau chief of USA TODAY, break down how the caucuses work.
Andrea says, from having spoken to several Iowan voters, that people really want their vote to count. Supporters of Rand Paul or Chris Christie are eyeing their single-digit prospects and looking for a new candidate to back, in order to cast a "more meaningful" vote.
And Susan Page says the bigger the turnout the better for Trump, who is surprisingly appealing to evangelical voters despite being a thrice-married businessman.
Talking to @brianlehrer from Des Moines pic.twitter.com/Y730Tg5Reo
— Andrea Bernstein (@AndreaWNYC) February 1, 2016
“If Rubio comes in 2nd, I’ll eat your hat," says @SusanPage to Brian on the idea of a Rubio surge in tonight's #IowaCaucus.
— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 1, 2016