03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Winter Break And The Iowa Caucuses

College students in Iowa may need to snap out of their New Year's Day hangover extra early this year if they want to participate in the state's presidential caucuses.

With the Iowa Republican caucuses moved up to Jan. 3, and the Democratic contests possibly happening in the first week of January as well, Iowa students will have to brave the Midwestern winter right after the holidays to vote.

It is unclear how this will affect the outcome, but it almost certainly will impact Democratic candidates more than Republicans, because many more young people are likely to caucus as Democrats, according to polls that ask which party primary voters plan to participate in.

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