January 1st, 2008 | Uncategorized

“O”-mentum or no-mentum?

IOWA CITY, Iowa, 9:34 AM – The buzz across Iowa this morning is the new Des Moines Register poll released last night. Matt is on Barack Obama’s text message mailing list, so when the results of the poll were released, we found out that the Illinois Senator had pulled ahead to a 32-25-24 lead over Sen. Clinton and former Sen. Edwards. That’s significant – the Register is calling Obama’s gains “the largest lead of any of the Democratic candidates in the Register’s poll all year.”

But Zogby International’s daily tracking poll isn’t showing any “O”-mentum. At least not yet: Zogby still puts Hillary in the lead at 30%, followed by Obama and Edwards at 26 and 25, respectively, in polling conducted between 12/28 and 12/31.

There are discrepancies between the two polls on the Republican side as well, but nothing as dramatic – both polls put Huckabee at the top of the list, followed by Romney and McCain.

We’re going to try to get some analysis here later. Check back soon.

-Zack Abrahamson