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Undecided Iowans weighing who to back

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A chunk of Iowa Republicans don't know what they want in a presidential candidate, much less who to vote for.

The ideal one would blend Ron Paul's ideological passion with Mitt Romney's electability. Newt Gingrich's intelligence with Rick Perry's evangelical appeal. Add a dash of social conservatism from Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum -- and stir.

But no such candidate exists. And that's causing indecision among many Republicans.

A Des Moines Register poll released Saturday found 41 percent of likely caucus-goers could be persuaded to change their minds. Another 7 percent had no first choice candidate and 1 percent said they were not sure who to support.

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