Thursday | April 24, 2003
Cattle Call 2004: 4/24
A little late this week, but I'm sure you'll all survive.
Last edition's rankings: 1) Kerry, 2) Dean, 3) Edwards, 4) Gephardt, 5) Graham, 6) Lieberman, 7) Sharpton, 8) Kucinich, 9) Moseley Braun, and others.
This week's rankings:
1. John Kerry
2. Dick Gephardt
Currently third in NH, which is respectable. He still needs to win Iowa, however. The next poll from that state will be interesting.
3. Howard Dean
Santorum gave Dean the opportunity to shake the "anti-war" label, and Dean ran with it.
However, he's still facing a lot of the "can he reinvent himself" stories in the press. Lucky for him it's early, and the knives still haven't been sharpened against him (see Edwards).
Tiny drop in NH poll offset by excellent showing in California poll (7 percent).
(Incidentally, Dean's fundamentalist supporters are starting to get creepy. Look guys, I like Dean as much as the next guy, but relax. The world doesn't revolve around the guy. You won't gain new supporters by denigrating those that support other Democrats.)
4. John Edwards
And people are still making hay that he got most of his money from trial lawyers. He did. Who cares? I'd be more worried about his persistently poor showing in every single poll on the race -- Iowa, NH, SC, or national.
5. Joe Lieberman
6. Bob Graham
And why doesn't he have a website yet?
7. Al Sharpton
9. Carol Moseley-Braun
Others: Biden (won't run), Clark (probably won't run), and Hart (probably will run).
Update: Here are the California Field Poll (4/1-6) results, since I didn't publish them earlier. (PDF Source)
Note the interesting gender gap with Lieberman and Gephardt. I wonder what it means, if anything.Posted April 24, 2003 07:45 AM | Comments (178)