Senate Majority Leader Michael Gronstal, D-Council Bluffs, said Iowa voters have long shown a preference for a divided government that gives both parties a say in running the state, and he expects that to continue.
"I think when it's all said and done, it's up to the independent voters," Gronstal said. "They've often said it's good to have divided government."
Registered Democrats outnumber Republicans in Iowa by about 646,000 to 610,000, but there are more independent voters than members of either party: nearly 702,000.
Jul 17, 2011
From the Chicago Tribune, via the Hankster: