Iowa Presidential Poll

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., center, shakes hands with voters after a town hall meeting at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on Monday, Nov. 19, 2007.

Iowa poll shows Democrats focused on change


Barack Obama, 30 percent

Hillary Clinton, 26 percent

John Edwards, 22 percent

Bill Richardson, 11 percent


It remains a three-person race for Iowa's precinct caucuses, although Obama's lead over Edwards was beyond the margin of sampling error. The poll also asked Iowans whether they're more interested in new direction or experience, with new direction now favored by 55 percent compared to 33 percent who prefer experience. Among the "new direction" voters, 43 percent favor Obama and 17 percent back Clinton.

Richardson was in fourth place, and no other Democrat received more than 5 percent support.


The ABC News/Washington Post telephone poll of 500 adults likely to participate in the caucuses was conducted Nov. 14-18. The poll had a margin of sampling error of 4.5 percentage points.