Howie P.S.: I have called out Ben Smith as a Hillary sympathizer and even he is impressed---you should be, too. Here's the poll article. Ben Smith's post, where I found the chart above. The Huffington Post headlines this poll, "Obama Pulling Ahead Of Hillary In Iowa Poll" which is probably wishful thinking on their part.
The hard numbers:
Obama 30, Clinton 26, Edwards 22
The money quote:
Obama Finds Help in Iowa With a Focus on New Ideas
A growing focus on fresh ideas coupled with lingering doubts about Hillary Clinton’s honesty and forthrightness are keeping the Democratic presidential contest close in Iowa, with Barack Obama in particular mounting a strong race against the national front-runner.
Most Democratic likely voters in Iowa, 55 percent, say they’re more interested in a "new direction and new ideas" than in strength and experience, compared with 49 percent in July – a help to Obama, who holds a substantial lead among "new direction" voters.