2008 Barack on Top
posted by November 20 at 7:13 AMon
Obama outpolling Clinton for the first time in Iowa…
Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) draws support from 30 percent of likely Democratic caucus-goers in Iowa, compared with 26 percent for Clinton and 22 percent for former senator John Edwards (N.C.). New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson received 11 percent. The results are only marginally different from a Post-ABC poll in late July, but in a state likely to set the tone for the rest of the nominating process, there are significant signs of progress for Obama—and harbingers of concern for Clinton.
The factors that have made Clinton the clear national front-runner—including her overwhelming leads on the issues of the Iraq war and health care, a widespread sense that she is the Democrats’ most electable candidate, and her strong support among women—do not appear to be translating on the ground in Iowa, where campaigning is already fierce and television ads have been running for months.