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Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee Are The Results of Iowa Caucus

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The 2008 Iowa Caucus Results are just out and the polls show that Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee are the winners. Both of them won the caucus decisively. Are these results of the Iowa polls surprising?

While Senator John Edward is winning over Senator Hillary Clinton the race is tight. At present time the caucus results website set up by the Iowa Democratic Party shows the following poll results:

Senator Barack Obama : 37.26%
Senator John Edwards : 29.97%
Senator Hillary Clinton : 29.53%
Governor Bill Richardson : 2.15%
Senator Joe Biden : 0.94%
Uncommitted : 0.12%
Senator Chris Dodd : 0.03%
Precincts Reporting: 1680 of 1781
(Percentages are State Delegate Equivalents.) - Time: 10:10 EST

It is reported that Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee emerged as the Republican winner, with Gov. Mitt Romney about 12 points behind. Sen. Fred Thompson and Sen. John McCain came number third and fourth.

"Campaign manager Chip Saltzman reported that Huckabee was delayed 30 minutes trying to access a caucus site in Waterloo. That's rural Iowa, Blackhawk County, about 90 minutes by car from Des Moines. Traffic into the caucus location was "at a standstill," Saltzman said." - Fox News

Barack Obamas campaign site also heralded the Iowa 2008 poll winning news by saying: "Nobody thought we could do this. We're proving the cynics wrong every day.CNN... DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) -- Barack Obama will win the Iowa Democratic caucus, CNN projects, based on early results. UPDATE: Video from MSNBC:UPDATE II: LA Times:The news agency also projected Obama as the winner over Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina. Clinton and Edwards were running neck and neck for second place."

Now all the candidates will eye to New Hampshire where the action goes.

Did you expect Obama and Huckabee winning in Iowa, and Hillary Clinton coming third after Edwards?

Comments

Submitted by rodael (not verified) on
Wins today by Obama and Huckabee show that grassroots support can still outweigh money and establishment endorsements. Both Democrats and Republicans in Iowa opted to give a boost to two outsider candidates standing for real change and taking a positive approach to campaigning. Its a welcome change in America. May the trend continue.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
People are afraid of what they're unfamiliar with... Huckabee over Romney... someone hasn't been looking at Huckabee's record next to Romneys. They're both deeply religious men and Romney being Mormon aside, he has a distinct edge in his governing over Huckabee. Ach well... that's Iowa for ya.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
clinton ownz she should have gotten that in the bag fo sho =[[

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
i'm surprised that Hillary didn't win in the Democratic area of the caucus. believe me, i didn't want her to win, and i hope she isn't a candidate in the final election. I think that if she's been a first lady already, that should be enough. she seemed the most popular in the polls...

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