December 20th, 2007
08:50 AM ET
10 years ago

Three Democrats in a dead heat in Iowa

John Edwards, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are virtually tied for the Democrats' top spot in Iowa.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Just two weeks until the Iowa caucuses, the Democratic presidential candidates appear to be in a dead heat in the Hawkeye State, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll.

Thirty percent of likely Iowa Democratic caucus-goers support Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York as the nominee, with Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois at 28 percent and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina at 26 percent, according to the poll, released Thursday morning. (Read full results [PDF])

With the poll's sampling error at plus or minus 4 percentage points, it's a virtual tie for the top spot in Iowa, the first state to vote in the race for the White House.

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  1. Truthteller


    Say what? The three most recent Iowa polls:

    AEG 12/16-19 600LV Clinton +4
    CNN 12/14-18 543LV Clinton +2
    Rasmussen 12/17 775LV Clinton +4

    And if you really want to see some momentum, check out these recent New Hampshire polls:

    ARG 12/16-19 600LV Clinton +14
    CNN 12/14-18 469LV Clinton +12
    FOX 12/11-13 500LV Clinton +9

    Now, why isn't CNN–or any of the Obama-adoring media–reporting this? Its all there at

    December 20, 2007 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  2. protected identity, USA

    To htp in Seattle:

    I am 22 years old and recently received a job with a federal agency. I have recently found out the main reason I had been hired resulted from a strong interview. I have been informed that the types of experience I have earned (while not having a long resume) and my fresh perception regarding the job had been the selling points on being hired. I was not the "most qualified" of candidates.

    At this point in time, I have received high accolades from various supervisors. Just because one lacks the "conventional" experience does not mean he or she will not succeed.

    December 20, 2007 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  3. Scott, Royal Oak, MI

    htp from seattle, wa:

    Are you REALLY trying to equate Bush to Obama? That is the craziest thing I've ever heard.

    December 20, 2007 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  4. Julie Overvig Medford,Oregon

    Biden is the most experienced and straight talking candidate by far and his vast knowledge of foreign affairs can't be beat. Obama and Edwards and Clinton what do they have in common? Being one term senators with alot of money behind them. I hope we get the (BEST) President not the one with the biggest bank roll.

    December 20, 2007 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  5. pam Eugene OR

    Dear htp Seattle
    No, we don't need to like them but we must be able to respect and trust them.

    December 20, 2007 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  6. Beth & Jeff Chicago, IL - HILLARY IN 2008


    She's the only one who can "roll up her sleeves and clean up the mess" left by the GOP — NOT dreamer boy!!

    Or vote Biden or Richardson b/c God save our country if the newbie gets elected – who isn't even wise enough to realize what he DOESN'T KNOW yet; let alone play pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey in the Oval Office –> He clearly could have waited until 2012 or 2016. He's only 47, but he's such a baby that he's demanding to be King now 😦 Sadly the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Senator Obama is certainly NOT!! AND Oprah should stick with her own life and hawking her Book Club (which she can't even get right all the time either).

    Senator Obama wants to raise the minimum age to receive maximum Social Security benefits! How much longer will our parents and elders have to wait to retire? And how much longer will we have to wait for our turn?

    NO MORE having to explain to our children – why it's (NOT) OKAY for the President Of Our Nation to do drugs!!! It's time to take back our country and make America proud again.



    December 21, 2007 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
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