The turnout for the Iowa caucuses was not what Democrats — who are banking on high turnout to defeat President Trump in November — hoped for, with 176,000 Iowans participating in the caucuses across the state, according to the Associated Press (AP).
The number pales in comparison to the 238,000 who turned out in 2008.
Approximately 176,000 Iowans participated in the caucuses across the Hawkeye State on Monday, a figure the AP describes as “a number of disappointments” for Democrats. While it is 5,000 more than the 171,109 who participated in 2016, it does not come close to the turnout the left saw in 2008, causing concern among Democrats as the general election draws closer.
“The number is certain to rattle Democrats who are banking on high turnout in battlegrounds across the country to win in November,” the AP reports, adding that it “raises doubts about whether Iowa is winnable