In order to compete with sunny Florida's push to the front of the primary season, Iowa and New Hampshire have moved their caucus and primary dates up. However, the move puts their voters in line to cast their ballot during the heart of winter.
"Is the weather going to affect [voter turnout]? It really does," stated Timothy Hagle, University of Iowa political science professor.
Iowa politicians moved the caucuses from February to January. The month of January is typically the coldest time of the year, with high temperatures averaging in the 30s.
New Hampshire might jump its date up from March to December. This three-month change makes a huge difference in the weather since it includes a season change from early spring to winter.
The potential for bad weather puts politicians in for a bad turnout.
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