Monday, June 12, 2006

Edwards Beats Clinton In Iowa Poll

This surprised me. In a poll in Iowa that tested support among likely Iowa caucus participants, John Edwards came in first as a potential Democrat candidate for president in 2008. Thirty percent of the Iowans liked him as opposed to second place Hillary who got twenty six percent. Kerry came in a distant third with twelve percent.

I really was not looking at Edwards as a viable candidate and I'm not saying this makes him one, but I would not have guessed he would beat Hillary out anywhere. It probably says more about the vulnerability of Clinton than it does the viability of Edwards.

Tom Vilsack the governor of Iowa came in fourth with ten percent. That's more, I'm sure, than he would garner in any other state.

Five other potential Democratic presidential candidates listed in the poll bring up the rear with no more than three percent each.

The poll has a margin of error of 4.9 percentage points.

Thanks to the Des moines Register.

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