January 3rd, 2008
11:08 PM ET
10 years ago

Schneider: Edwards and Clinton battle for second

Who will get second place in Iowa's Democratic caucuses?

(CNN) - John Edwards is neck-and-neck with Clinton for second place, because 19 percent of Democrats said in entrance polling that it is most important to them to choose a candidate who "cares about people" – 45 percent of that demographic went to the former North Carolina senator, while 23 percent went to both Obama and Clinton

Just over half of Democratic caucus goers said change was the number one factor they were looking for in a candidate, and 51 percent of those voters chose Barack Obama. That compares to only 19 percent of "change" caucus goers who preferred Clinton.

Meanwhile, only 20 percent of Democrats said Clinton's campaign mantra - experience - was the most important attribute of a presidential candidate. Clinton won 49 percent of those voters, while Richards came in second with 20 percent.

–CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider

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  1. Tasha, FL

    Iowa done a great thing last night...NH follow suit! America needs this guy!

    January 4, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  2. Ajay

    Romney an openly BUSH Jr. supporter LOST!! Says something about Bush Jr., Bush Jr. Administration and Bush Jr. policies and his standing with American public today.

    Hillary / Edwards take the que from Huckabee and bash Bush Jr. for his IRAQ policy and STOP funding the war lest your vote(s) will haunt you in November.

    Yes the 43rd President Bush Jr. has cause for concern:
    Having cheated in two elections. First in 2000 from Al Gore who later got the Noble Peace Prize (just in case people do not keep up with the news!) through the Supreme Court then through rigging and SWIFT BOATING (it’s a verb: unfairly depicting someone) war decorated veteran John Kerry in 2004!

    With all the anti-Bush Jr. rhetoric that has helped Huckabee must be a DISASTER in the making for Bush Jr. if he is to venture to work for Republican candidates in 2008 election cycle.

    Go Hillary44 08! http://hillaryis44.org/ http://facts.hillaryhub.com/
    For a little national election snapshot: http://uselectionatlas.org/2008.php

    January 4, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  3. vince, Phoenix AZ

    Doug in New Jersey,
    You'd better hurry, or you'll miss your daily briefing from Rush.

    January 4, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
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