Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton now leads in Iowa after the last debate among the Democratic presidential candidates, last Thursday, in Johnston, Iowa.
The latest Iowa State University poll released Friday, shows:
Hillary - 31%
Edwards - 24%
Obama - 20%
Another poll released today also shows Clinton leading Democrats in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. [AP/Pew Research]
Nationally, Rudy Giuliani’s lead has slipped from twelve points to only three points higher than Mike Huckabee, while Hillary Clinton still leads Democrats with 37 percent to Obama’s 24. [Rasmussen]
Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel did not participate in the last Iowa debate.
Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, Barack Obama of Illinois, Chris Dodd of Connecticut, Joe Biden of Delaware and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards seemed to have allowed the spirit of camaraderie to prevail as they did not attack themselves, but took on the policies of President George W. Bush and the GOP.
David Yepsen, political columnist of the Des Moines Register, said the second tier candidates, particularly Joe Biden were most impressive in Thursday’s debate.
Read David Yepsen's report on Des Moines Register.
You can also read my Des Moines Register's The Bald Eagle Blog for more political commentaries on the Iowa Caucuses.
“This election is too important, and we must all get back to electing the best qualified candidate who has the record of making change happen in this country. That candidate is Hillary Clinton."
~ Bill Shaheen, the prominent New Hampshire political figure
"So I was really raised with values that are rooted in what I think is best about our country, believing in the American Dream but knowing you have to work hard and do your part to be able to achieve it."
~ Hillary Rodham Clinton