Obama takes lead in Iowa

In the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, Barack Obama has overtaken Hillary Clinton among likely Democratic Iowan caucus goers.

Obama came in at 30%, Clinton at 26%, and John Edwards garnered 22%. Bill Richardson also reached double digits with 11%.

Good signs for more future gains for Obama include him drawing even with Clinton in support from women, and now a majority of likely caucus goers chose “a new direction and new ideas” as their top priority in choosing a candidate. This is something people identify Obama with, as opposed to Clinton who draws people whose top priority is “strength and experience.”

Obama is also up 8% with voters over 45 which historically dominate attendance at the Iowa caucus.

Things are looking good for Obama in Iowa, and with the historical importance that Iowa holds, it could translate to gains across the country.

It is important to recognize that Obama’s lead is within the margain of error.

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One Response

  1. My grandma saw him speak yesterday in her Iowa town of 2,300. Apparently he packed the venue and Obama signs are popping up all over town :]

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