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  •  Farm Belt in 1980s was an exception (1+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY

    Reagan won by signfiicantly less in Iowa in 1984 than nationally, and Dukakis won the state easily in 1988.  All this was because the recession that hit the country in the early 80s didn't end in Iowa's farm economy as the rest of the country healed.

    But the pain in Iowa in the 80s was acute and lasting, not unlike the national recession since 2008.

    44, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

    by DCCyclone on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:32:01 PM PST

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