The Minneapolis Star Tribune (8/5, Von Sternberg) reports that the race for Iowa "is tight," as shown by a poll published Wednesday by the Quad City Times which "found that Bush has a 49 percent to 47 percent lead over Kerry, which amounts to a tossup."
Glover Says Iowa Boils Down To Battle Over Turnout.
Mike Glover of the AP said on CNN's Inside Politics that "the Iowa contest comes down to "an organizational game. Both candidates are pretty good at getting their message out there, both candidates have identified a base. I think both candidates have identified a strategy for appealing to that base. It's a turnout game now. It's down to where we've got about equal numbers for each candidate, a very small number of uncommitted voters, and it's who is going to be able to get their base out to the polls on November 2nd. It may be all mechanics from here out."
While Bush And Kerry Stump, Robbers Strike Three Banks.
The AP reports, "Bank robbers struck three times Wednesday while President Bush and Democratic challenger John Kerry were stumping for votes in this eastern Iowa town. No one was injured in the robberies, and police are releasing few details." But "thousands of political supporters attended the two events and officers from several local agencies and the Iowa State Patrol were tasked to the area to help with motorcade traffic." Police "already have one suspect in custody and a description of a second."