January 3rd, 2008
08:33 PM ET
15 years ago

Schneider: Entrance polls show tight races on both sides

(CNN)- The first wave of our entrance polling is showing us what we expected in both fields. Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee are in a tight race on the GOP side and Hillary Clinton is holding a narrow edge over Barack Obama and John Edwards on the Democratic side. These are just entrance polls, however, and the numbers are extremely fluid.

–CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider

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  1. Immigrant

    Ron Paul for sure!!!!

    January 3, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  2. Fred

    Seth in Vermont – a great former president? Did you not see him try to redefine the word "is"?

    Republicans apparently picked Huckabee. He may be a nut but at least he isn't as fake as Romney.

    Bye Mitt. Iowa looks like it might be the beginning of the end for you.

    January 3, 2008 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  3. Anise

    I agree the reports by D. Brazille are pro-Hillary but at least she signs with her name instead of remaining an anonymous 'CNN correspondent'. I'm in a different time zone so I will have to see the outcome in the morning. I am surprised that Obama is being accused of being atheist whilst many overlook Romney's mormon beliefs.

    January 3, 2008 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |


    January 3, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  5. Anise

    Richardson doesn't stand a chance, many would disagree with his UN background

    January 3, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  6. Teri

    With the complexity of the situation in the middle east and the economic nightmare that is looming due in part to the housing "bubble", I am far more comfortable having the Clintons in office. Remember Bosnia? Remember what is was like to have a true middle income? I am sorry but I remember the 2000 elections...Bush, the good Christian you would like to have a beer with....Look where that got us.

    As far as Obama, I think he has potential, but this is not the time to "try out someone new". If he is truly dedicated to making America better, he will accept a Vice-Presidency and run later with more experience. His wife says no, if he is not elected now then forget it, it would be to disruptive to run for president again. I hope that she is just venting some frustation and is over tired. It would be really sad if she truly meant it. I have a feeling 4 to 8 years in the White House is even more disruptive then a running a campaign.

    January 3, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  7. Fred

    Barack Obama won't be able to win in the general election. As much of a nut that Huckabee is, Obama (or Hillary) will polarize the vote and give us another 4 years of bizarre and reckless misleadership.

    Come on Iowa – you know Edwards is the only choice.

    January 3, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  8. Peter

    I am really amazed at the ridiculous level of retarded thinking in these comments. Anyone who has any understanding of history, anyone who has any understanding of monetary logic, anyone who is educated and has a grasp of reality, and most importantly ANYONE WHO HAS DONE ANY RESEARCH AT ALL !!!! would know that the only real candidate with integrity and will do what he says and can back up what he says with valuable historical precedence, WILL VOTE FOR RON PAUL!!!! You brain dead lemmings who follow Hillary (who is the very definition of the say anything to get your vote. Have you idiots no sense, she is a communist and she wants to run your life and tax the hell out of you!!!!) or Obama (the guy who really doesn’t say anything of substance, but he is bought and paid for by AIPAC) or Romney’s flip flopping or Huckabee’s band wagon jumping on Ron Paul’s IRS abolition platform, would see the flaws in every other candidate, except for RON PAUL !!! He is the closest thing to a Founding Father this country has seen since the Founding Fathers. We have such a precious opportunity to put a leader in office that is truly a man of integrity and action. Don’t you sheep see that voting for any of the other candidates is just the same old crap. Grow up people...get educated...VOTE RON PAUL 2008 !!!! and save this country

    January 3, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  9. frederick taylor

    Obama is the right choice,the man is a born leader. It shows in his every
    action. a briiiiant Harvard scholar.

    January 3, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  10. seth vt

    Fred, I missed it in all the serious issues; trillion dollar surplus, international respectability, civil rights, responsible taxation... I think a nation that would allow impeachment proceedings for a character flaw and block them for, well, most things Bush/ Cheney needs someone to lead us in a better direction. Do you doubt B. Clinton's effectiveness or record as president vs. the republican administrations of Bush I, II or III?

    January 3, 2008 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  11. Wilbur_AR

    It's still very early folks. There will be plenty of time to crow (or cry) about your chosen candidate's results later. If your candidate's leading now, they might not be in 10 minutes (and vice versa).

    I will say that I'm not sure whether to crow or cry about Huckabee being the projected winner on the GOP side. I guess I'll just chuckle and shake my head in bewilderment that such an obvious liar and corrupt, manipulative tax-and-spend "Republican" suckered so many people into voting for him. It doesn't say much about the sophistication of the Iowa voter, that's for sure, but at least he'll be a pushover for ANY Democratic candidate in the general election.

    January 3, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  12. Kay Russell

    How do you get to participate in a caucus? A registered voter, I'm sure. In your own precinct ? Can any member of a precinct participate?

    January 3, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  13. Munyeneh

    Barak has won precinct # 53 and still winning more. Iowa has fallen to Obama and so will the Presidency... Clinton and Edwards cn go to sleep now

    January 3, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  14. don hill

    CNN has been consistant...no matter what Clinton always leads,they do this is case some hanky panky goes on to remove Obama inevitable lead and they can say they called it for Clinton.

    January 3, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  15. Lewis

    I can't see how anyone can vote for Hillary or Obama... or anyone in the republican party besides Ron Paul.

    Anyone who won't take preemptive war off the table... doesn't deserve consideration.

    Are we fascist run by our own war machine... These senseless wars hold up our Blood Dollar is rediclous... and evil.

    Dennis K- Mike Gravel – Ron Paul only candidate who aren't bought and paid for by special interest groups....

    The media is bought as well... mainstream media our nearing full on propaganda.

    Vote for who you agree with mostly not for who you think is the winner... when we stop voting for who the "projected winner" we might get a reasonable candidate instead of these corrupted politicians who steal from the American people.

    Once the dollar collapse there will be a real revolution.

    January 3, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  16. RDM

    Thank You Everyone For Voicing Your Concerns about the Election and The Iowa Caucus. However, It is quite Evident That Barack Obama Will Win The Iowa Caucus and The Overall Vote As Our Next President Of The United States. While Listening To The Democratic Debate, It is quite Evident That Senator Barack Obama Has The Top Ideas For Retirement Planning and Universal Health Care. Those are The Top Two Major Issues That We The America People Need To Concern OURSELVES With. Social Security Is Fading Away Slowly In This Country, One of the MANY THINGS Franklin Delano Roosevelt Fought To Provide For Us. With That Being Said, Senator Barack Obama Is The King To Deliver Us Out Of Poverty And Provide Us More Wealth Through Great Social Security Funding and Efficiency. Let's Forget About The War of Iraq and Iran and Vote For the Better Guy In This Endeavor To Preside As Our Nation's Leader. Economics Is Essential To The Leading Of A President, And The Only Candidate Focused on the is Senator Barack Obama......Good Night and I Rest My Case...........Thank God For Giving Us A Good Man Like Senator Barack Obama To Save our Country, To Save Our World. GOODNIGHT! GOD BLESS YOU ALL! GOD BLESSED AMERICA! IN GOD WE TRUST TO PULL OBAMA THROUGH FOR US!


    January 3, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  17. Joe

    Did CNN run out of construction paper? I love that big empty section of the pie chart that should have been filled with Ron Paul 10%.
    They made a pie chart slice for Richardson with 2%.

    If Kucinich had gotten 10%, do you think they would have totally ignored it?
    Me neither.

    January 3, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  18. Ken in FL

    Huckabee? Not really.

    Thanks Iowa for a bonehead choice. You must be the same people making "Snoop Dogg – Fatherhood" a hit on MTV! I know there are people out there like you, I just don't know any personally!

    January 3, 2008 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  19. Tyler in Raleigh, NC

    Good job CNN, keep calling it for Clinton no matter what. So sorry, you were WRONG!

    January 3, 2008 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
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