COVER: Why 200,000 Iowans have such a big say in picking the next President
The race for the White House starts in a state that is overwhelmingly small- town, white and Protestant. But this is no backwater: Iowans are smart, sophisticated, and they take their politics seriously. -- More than voters elsewhere, Iowa caucusgoers are ready to leave Reagan behind, a Time poll finds. -- How the U. S. concocted its screwy system for choosing candidates. See NATION.
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