Edwards Leads Democrats in Iowa, Obama, Clinton Top NH in Poll

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 19, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
January 19
, 2007

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Former vice presidential candidate and North Carolina Sen. John Edwards has a 10 percentage point advantage among Iowa Democrats, according to a new Zogby Poll. The survey also finds pro-abortion Sen. Barack Obama leading in New Hampshire with pro-abortion Sen. Hillary Clinton a close second.

The Iowa poll has Edwards leading with the support of 27 percent of likely Democratic caucus-goers. He has a 10 percentage point lead over his nearest competition.

Obama follows at 17 percent and favorite son, former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, who is also pro-abortion, has the backing of 16 percent.

Surprisingly, Senator Hillary Clinton, the pro-abortion New York lawmaker, is tied with Vilsack at 16 percent and listed below him in the Zogby poll results.

No other potential 2008 presidential candidate receives double digits as pro-abortion Delaware Sen. Joe Biden and former presidential candidate John Kerry have three percentage points each.

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich both have one percent each.

Meanwhile, in New Hampshire, Obama, a first-term senator, enjoys support from 23% of Granite State Democrats. Tied close behind are Clinton and Edwards, who each win 19% support.

No one else is even close.

There is a significant drop-off to Kerry at 5 percent, former General Wesley Clark, who has not given any indication he will seek the nomination, has three percent as does Biden.

Kucinich, Richardson and Vilsack only have the support of one percent of New Hampshire Democrats.

The survey of Democrats shows this race is as fluid as the 2004 race for the Democratic nomination was at this point in that election cycle. Eight in 10 said it is likely they will change their minds before they actually cast their ballots in the primary election.