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10 big political upsets

Published On: Oct 24 2011 10:46:05 AM PDT   Updated On: Oct 22 2012 05:34:22 AM PDT

The polls and the pundits are already telling Americans what to expect this Election Day, but what happens when they're wrong? Here are 10 of the most surprising political upsets in U.S. history.

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At those same Iowa caucuses, an upset happened on the other side of the aisle, as well. Evangelical Christians helped power Mike Huckabee past Mitt Romney, who had outspent him 15 to 1. "The first thing we learned is that people are more important than the purse," Newsweek quoted Huckabee as saying on caucus night.

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