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RiverStone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:15 PM
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Did I read this right? Obama gains 13% more support TODAY then the last time he won in Iowa?
If we compare the two statements in bold (below):

Obama Expands Delegate Lead Over Clinton
By MIKE GLOVER 3/15/08


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Democrat Barack Obama expanded his fragile lead in delegates over rival Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday, picking up at least seven delegates as Iowa activists took the next step in picking delegates to the national convention.

Half the 14 delegates allocated to John Edwards on the basis of caucus night projections switched Saturday and Obama got most, if not all, of them.

Iowa Democratic Party officials said that with more than 86 percent of the delegates picked, Obama claimed 52 percent of the delegates elected at county conventions on Saturday, compared to 32 percent for Clinton. About 16 percent of the delegates picked at Saturday's conventions were sticking with Edwards, even though he's dropped from the race since Iowa held its caucuses in January.

Democratic Party projections said the results mean Obama increased by seven the number of delegates he collects from the state, getting a total of 23 compared to 14 for Clinton and seven for Edwards, with one to be decided.

Twelve automatic delegates bring the state's total to 57. Obama has been endorsed by four of those and Clinton three, with the remainder uncommitted.

Counting Iowa's results Saturday, an Associated Press delegate tally showed Obama with 1,610 delegates and Clinton with 1,496.

Obama won the state's precinct caucuses in January with 39 percent of the vote, with Edwards narrowly edging Clinton to finish second. Projections on caucus night showed Obama getting 16 delegates, compared to 15 for Clinton and 14 for Edwards.

more:

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jVbCCOVnbwIhoHdCa99s...


That's funny, I thought I heard somewhere that a few Obama supporters were nervous that he may be losing momentum.
I guess they don't live in Iowa. :think:

GoBama!
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Drachasor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:18 PM
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1. I'm more cautious. You can't tell the tend of things in just a day or two. Let's be patient
Or even Wednesday or Thursday. I am interested in how the tracking polls are affected (and for that to fully happen we need a few days for things to sink in and a few days for the polls to take place after thing sink in).

We have plenty of time to wait and see what happens.
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