In the GOP race to win the Iowa caucuses, Mitt Romney beat a surging Rick Santorum by only 8 votes, with Ron Paul showing a strong third. The close split of Iowa Republican voters suggests dissatisfaction with the candidates, and a willingness to hold off deciding until the last moment.
What do the Iowa results mean as the political spotlight moves to New Hampshire? How have GOP winners in Iowa fared in past presidential contests? Whose campaigns are finished, and who survives to compete for the GOP nomination? On Wednesday, January 4, Senior Fellow William Galston answered your questions about the political impact of the Iowa caucuses in a live web chat moderated by POLITICO.