The Psychological State of Iowa

… In every calculation of how the candidates get to 270 electoral votes, Iowa is listed as a battleground state. But it’s also a swing state. States like Pennsylvania and North Carolina will be contested by both sides, but the competition there will be more about turning out each party’s base and topping those operations with success among the small number of swing voters. Winning in Iowa will be about courting the large number of moderate voters who are up for grabs. [cont.]

John Dickerson, Slate