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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.

Barack Obama
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Initially, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (now secretary of state) was an early frontrunner for the Democrats in 2008. But at the Iowa caucuses, young voters helped Barack Obama to a surprising win over Clinton.

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