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John McCain tanks in Iowa.

Published August 9, 2007 2:35PM (EDT)

3.2 percent: John McCain's showing in a new University of Iowa poll of Republicans who say they'll participate in Iowa's caucuses. Just a month ago, aides to the cash-strapped Arizona senator said they'd be focusing their efforts on just three states. Iowa was one of them.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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