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Entrance poll Reveals dip in first-time Iowa caucusgoers

Iowa’s presidential caucuses have been expected to draw record turnout Monday, but historical data in the NBC News entry survey reveal a major dip in participants attending a Democratic caucus for the first time.

The entry survey showed nearly a third of respondents — 35 percent — caucusing this season are first-timers, a lesser degree than in 2016 when first-timers made up 44 percent of the Hawkeye State’s Democratic caucusgoers.

And that year’s degree of participants is well shy of this in 2008 if a whopping 57 percent of Democrats said they had never caucused before.