WASHINGTON (CNN) – Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, won a straw poll of liberal activists Wednesday after a parade of potential Democratic presidential candidates appeared before the “Take Back America” Conference held in the nation’s capital.
Obama won with 29 percent of the vote, beating out former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, who received 26 percent. New York Sen. Hillary Clinton came in third with 17 percent and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson earned 9 percent. The unscientific survey was conducted by the newspaper, Politico.com.
Former Vice President Al Gore, who has said so far that he is not planning to run, received 9 percent and Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich won 5 percent. Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd, Delaware Sen. Joe Biden and former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel each pulled in 1 percent of the vote.
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, who conducted the poll for Politico, reported that 727 attendees participated in the survey. Full survey results
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