Iowa Polls all over the Map
While the numbers may be wildly different, two polls that came out today have shown Mitt Romney making a comeback and the Democratic race too close to call.
A McClatchy-MSNBC poll shows the Democrats locked in a tight three way race
Among Republicans, Governor Mitt Romney has pulled back in front of Mike Huckabee after trailing for several weeks:
Contrast those numbers with this Reuters/C-Span/Zogby poll released on Sunday. Hillary Clinton is in the lead for the Democrats:
Clinton, a New York senator, led Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois 31 percent to 27 percent, with former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards a close third at 24 percent and no other Democratic contender registering in double-digits.
For Republicans, Romney and Huckabee are virtually tied with John McCain a distant third:
So how close are the races really? Polls are snapshots of a given moment in a campaign. It appears that the polls reflect the tremendous volatility on both sides. Althought the declared undecideds is smaller in both polls than others, at least a third of Iowans would be willing to switch their vote before next Thursday's caucuses.Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, held a statistically insignificant one-point edge over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 29 percent to 28 percent. Arizona Sen. John McCain was a distant third with 11 percent.
That means that there still could be a surprise or two before all is said and done.
That means that