Romney won’t participate in Ames Strall Poll, but will Iowa test vote in August but will participate debate sponsored by Fox News

Politisite News Alert (PNA)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will not participate in a key test of strength in the early voting state of Iowa in August, his campaign said on Thursday.

Romney is the front-runner in some polls for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. He made the strategic decision to avoid the August 13 Ames, Iowa, straw poll, which he won four years ago, rather than risk a loss that could deflate his image.

The move allows Romney to concentrate instead on a national organization and focus on New Hampshire, where he stands a far better chance and has been leading the polls.

“Our campaign has made the decision not to participate in any straw polls, whether it’s in Florida, Iowa, Michigan or someplace else,” said Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades.

A Romney campaign aide said Romney would participate in an August 11 debate in Iowa sponsored by Fox News.

via Romney won’t participate in Iowa test vote | Reuters.

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