Iowa Poll places Hillary 4rth

The poll of Iowa Democrats showed some surprising results.

Edwards 22%
Obama 22%
Vilsak 12%
Hilary 10%
Gore 7%
Kerry 5%

This poll brings up some interesting questions. Why is Edwards so unpredictably high? Is Obama’s numbers still a reflection of his “new” candidate rush? Are people getting burned out by Hillary? We report, you comment.

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  • iop

    The real bolt from the blue is AL Gore closing in. His movie really boosted him.

  • John Fairplay

    Obama gets his numbers from the tremendous publicity offensive he’s developed with the mainstream media. even though there’s no evidence he’s even electable, he’s the latest savior of the democrat party which has won only 2 presidential elections since 1976. he may have a chance to make it “real” but i doubt it. there’s no one on that list that can carry a single state in the south – including edwards. any of them would have a tough time carrying any state that bush carried in 2004. i wouldn’t put much stock in a poll this early, but that doesn’t mean the numbers aren’t interesting.

  • homer12

    Hillary is just suffrn’ from press corp burn-out. Once it gets closer, the press and the D voters will get more serious and give Madam Clinton a big big big push. Kerry got such push once they tired of Howard screamn’ Dean.

  • Richard The Voice of Reason

    I feel if Obama runs he will pull it off. First, there is what I would like to call front-runner fatigue. The voters will get tired of politicians who are just in the spotlight in order run for a higher office at a latter time. Hillier is using her senate office only as a stepping stone to the presidency as much as Kevin Mannix attempted to use chairmanship of Oregon Republican Party as a stepping stone to the Governor office. Another factor is very weak candidates on the republican side. I might have to sit this one out.

  • Jerry

    I hope Edwards (the Breck girl) wins. What a joke!

  • This far back during the 2004 season, John Kerry was nowhere to be found in the polls, even though many experts and pundits expected him to be a serious challenger if not the nominee.

    Hillary has done very little national campaigning so far. Thus, she is not getting anywhere near the level of traction she will have a year from now. Also, Obama is acting as a spoiler. He ain’t gonna run. And if he did, many of his supporters would abandon him at the last second in favor of a more electable candidate (can you scream “Howard Dean”?). Where is his support going to go? Seeing as how he is acting as the “democrat base establishment” candidate, you can bet all his support will break in favor of HRC.

  • “The voters will get tired of politicians who are just in the spotlight in order run for a higher office at a latter time.”

    This is why Obama, who is in the spotlight now, will go nowhere. This is also why Hillary is not making a big push at this time. She knows the only time to push is right before the first primary — by which time the Obama brigade will be ready to flock to the established winner.

  • “Hillier is using her senate office only as a stepping stone to the presidency as much as Kevin Mannix attempted to use chairmanship of Oregon Republican Party as a stepping stone to the Governor office. ”

    The major difference, of course, is that Hillary was ELECTED to the Senate (twice) and has built a successful campaign machine. Mannix has never been elected to anything since realizing he might be a Republican, and did NOTHING as party chair to build support. Holding an important office really IS a way to build credibility and experience in an attempt to win a higher office. Being a state party chair, especially in a state where your party has no power, is not even close to the same thing.

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