Friday, January 04, 2008

I’m sure we all stayed up late last night waiting for the results from Iowa, huh?
Perhaps not, since I heard the Air America coverage while driving home at 6:00pm. Still it was interesting listening and later watching folks spin, explain and interpret the results for us poor unwashed.

There is certainly nothing I can say that smarter folks haven’t already. Still I wanted to share some of the results of the latest Pew Research Center surveys. This was sent to in the Pew newsletter which I receive and was compiled from interviews conducted in December of last year. It will be really interesting to see the next round of surveys which should reflect yesterday’s wins in Iowa.

The latest nationwide survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press finds about equal levels of support for John McCain (22%), Rudy Giuliani (20%), and Mike Huckabee (17%).

The Democratic contest has remained largely stable nationwide. Despite state polls that show very close races in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, Hillary Clinton maintains a 20-point lead over Barack Obama among registered Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters nationwide (46% to 26%), with John Edwards holding at 14%.

Religion has become a larger factor in GOP voter preference, as Huckabee has become better known. He currently holds a slim edge among white evangelical Protestants (with 28%, compared with 21% for McCain, 16% for Thompson and 12% for Giuliani). McCain and Giuliani are virtually tied for the lead among white mainline Protestants, while Giuliani continues to lead among white Catholics.

On a non-political note. Has Britney become the ‘new’ Anna Nicole?
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