The question was worded:
“What if the primary or caucus in your state was narrowed down to Hillary Rodham Clinton, John Edwards and Barack Obama? Regardless of your choice for president, if the election were being held today for whom would you vote: Clinton, Edwards or Obama?” *Names rotated. Results include leaners.
Now the full field had more fluctuations between the two and also included Gore, but the consistency at the top tier is still there. It’s starting to indicate to me that, (though unlike the Republicans we have a full slate of great candidates and there isn’t the same atmosphere of apathy), the top tier are starting to reach a limit on their base on the national scene. I think the Iowa and NH polls are most important and Nevada and SC next, followed by other early states, but the way the it’s basically solidifying nationally is fascinating.