Presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced this weekend he would be scaling back his efforts towards the Iowa Ames straw poll to take place on August 11th. Romney stated that the poll had lost much of its influence since the other leading candidates, Rudy Giuliani and Senator John McCain, have already decided they will not participate at all.
Romney has poured millions of dollars into Iowa and is expected to come out on top in next month's poll. Could this latest development be a sign that Romney has seen figures showing his efforts-- time and money-- already spent in Iowa will not be enough to give him a big enough win over lower-tier candidates?
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