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Prediction Time: South Carolina

It's that time again!

Voting has already begun in today's South Carolina Democratic primary -- the last meaningful contest before the tsunami of states set to vote on Feb. 5.

That means this is one of your last chances to win a coveted Fix t-shirt, now designed and heading into production. The rules of the game are unchanged. In the comments section below, offer your prediction on the top three finishers (with percentages) in the Palmetto State as well as the storyline coming out of today's vote. (If you are unable to pick the top three in some order, you will be officially banned from The Fix; with the departure of Rep. Dennis Kucinich on Friday, there are only three candidates still running.) Polls close in South Carolina at 7 p.m. Eastern time so any predictions submitted after that time won't be considered.

The person who comes closest to the actual result and the individual who best foresees the storyline out of South Carolina wins a t-shirt. (Having seen these t-shirts, I can honestly say they are the sort of thing you actually want to win.) It's that simple.

Looking for guidance? Check out the summary of South Carolina polling at pollster.com and Real Clear Politics -- two must-bookmark sites for political junkies.

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 26, 2008; 11:15 AM ET
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Obama 54

Clinton 27

Edwards 19


Obama wins big victory as Clinton attacks backfire

Posted by: Miata7 | January 26, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Obama 54

Clinton 27

Edwards 19


Obama wins big victory as Clinton attacks backfire

Posted by: Miata7 | January 26, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama - 41%

Hillary Clinton - 39%

John Edwards - 19%

Roland Martin is on CNN talking about how apparent it is that Bill Clinton is using the "Southern strategy" against Sen. Obama. This is ridiculous. Has anybody read Craig Crawford's comments about how the press needs some kind of intervention over the way they've treated the candidate and her husband?

Anyway, the spin out of this will be that Obama's win wasn't resounding enough to give him any real mo' going into Feb. 5. Hilary acquits herself well. Edwards does just well enough to not be considered a total joke.

Posted by: marcbess | January 26, 2008 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Obama 39
Clinton 30
Edwards 29

Headline: Hillary pushes to make the Florida primary matter more, as Obama grabs mini-momentum for the week. Candidates lessen attacks on each other; Clinton campaign focuses on Edwards for a few days.

Posted by: rwri000 | January 26, 2008 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 38%
Edwards: 32%
Clinton: 30%

Obama wins as expected, splitting primary wins as campaigns get even nastier heading into Super Tuesday. Edwards posts strong showing for those turned off by neg. campaigning willing to offer "protest vote".

Posted by: sylvonix | January 26, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Clinton - 44%
Obama - 40%
Edwards - 16%


Edwards stays in to help Clinton to a big win on Super Tuesday. VP to Edwards but with a larger role in the general campaign than in 2004.

Posted by: wtwebb | January 26, 2008 6:31 PM | Report abuse

obama 53%
Edwards 27%
Clinton 20%

OBAMA WINS BIG, EDWARDS EYES VP NOD, BILL TO BE ATTACK DOG ONCE AGAIN

Posted by: t_heaberlin | January 26, 2008 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Or assuming Bill throws his now expected fit at the results:
Hillary loses vote, Bill loses mind.

Posted by: TomJx | January 26, 2008 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Obama 49
Edwards 26
Clinton 25

Obama 1st, favorite son 2nd, Clintons continue to squabble.

Posted by: TomJx | January 26, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 42%
Clinton - 30%
Edward - 28%

"Obama wins south carolina and best Clinton among the women voters"

Posted by: gbuze007 | January 26, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Obama 44%
Clinton 38%
Edwards 18%

Storyline: Obama sees surge in white voters (closer to 15-20% rather than 10% predicted by polls).

Posted by: boldbooks | January 26, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Obama 44%
Clinton 38%
Edwards 18%

Storyline: Obama sees surge in white voters (closer to 15-20% rather than 10% predicted by polls).

Posted by: boldbooks | January 26, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Obama 51%

Edwards 27%

Clinton 22%

Edwards campaign revives; Clinton's race-baiting strategy backfires.

Posted by: Anis_Shivani | January 26, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Obama 38
Edwards 32
Clinton 30

Posted by: GabeQuixote | January 26, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 40
Edwards - 25
Mike Gravel - 20 (he is still running?)
Clinton - 15

"Obama wins - Gravel comes out of nowhere to best Hillary for 3rd"

Posted by: dc_attorney | January 26, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Obama 46
Clinton 32
Edwards 20

Clinton's gutter politics backfire, Obama captures needed momentum heading into Tsunami Tuesday.

Posted by: DPeyton | January 26, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Obama 44
Clinton 31
Edwards 25


Obama fights off Clinton Attacks to win

Posted by: Miata7 | January 26, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Obama 43%
Edwards 29%
Clinton 28%

SC voters think hard about 4 or 8 more years of Hillary and Bill, register their distaste for their nasty tactics.

Obama does BTE among whites and women, "bounces" into Super Tuesday with elegant acceptance speech.

Posted by: jacondo | January 26, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 47%
Clinton: 38%
Edwards: 15%

Posted by: muaddib_7 | January 26, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Obama "42"
Hillary "33"
Edwards "22"

Obama wins. Press makes out it is a big deal that he did not get large white vote. But he was against two white candidates, one a "native son," in the South so everyone ignores their dumb point. Obama moves forward with positive message for Feb 05. Whites decide they are human as well as white. Clinton's panic. Bill goes on Ellen and cries.

Posted by: bartryan25 | January 26, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 39%
Clinton - 31%
Edwards - 30%

Posted by: femalenick | January 26, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Obama 46
Clinton 29
Edwards 24

Obama wins by wide margin despite (or maybe because of) racial politicking. Edwards strong finish is enough to get him a ticket to super Tuesday.

Posted by: anthonyjbrady | January 26, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 43%
Clinton: 35%
Edwards: 22%

Obama wins race but Clinton and Edwards do better than expected. Not as large a racial or gender divide as thought between Clinton and Obama. Edwards ignored.

Posted by: gordie_foote | January 26, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Obama 46
Clinton 28
Edwards 25

Posted by: anthonyjbrady | January 26, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Obama 43
Clinton 35
Edwards 22

Clinton closes gap in SC, leads pack into Tsunami Tuesday

Posted by: irishslider | January 26, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Obama 45
Clinton 28
Edwards 26

Posted by: anthonyjbrady | January 26, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 47
HRC: 41
Edwards: 12

Obama wins closer than expected race thanks to overwhelming support from African-Americans; White voters and women come home to HRC; as in Nevada, Edwards fades on Election Day

HRC still the front-runner; how much longer can Edwards last?

Posted by: harrington.ea | January 26, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 41%
Edwards: 28%
Clinton: 26%

Storyline: Did the Clinton's attacks on Obama go too far?

Posted by: txsig78 | January 26, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Obama 42
Clinton 24
Edwards 17

Obama wins S.C.; large turnout reveals racially divided electorate

Posted by: DWolynski | January 26, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 43%

Clinton - 38%

Edwards - 18%

Kucinich - 1%

Clinton's precinct level work superior. Clear racial split. Strong support for Edwards tempered by loss of faith in his ability to get the nomination.


Mark

Posted by: markpsf | January 26, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Obama 42%
Clinton 34%
Edwards 21%

Storyline: Obama will win, but unless he beats Clinton by 30 points it will be portrayed by the media as a loss.

Posted by: biteme | January 26, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Obama has to be the winner tonight. No way does another New Hampshire befall us. At least the early turnout numbers look like they back up the polls...

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: parkerfl | January 26, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Obama 42%
Clinton 39%
Edwards 17%

Story: How could there be a Brady Effect in a majority African-American primary? Conclusion: Many voters choosing Clinton don't want to admit it publicly.

Posted by: JSnapper | January 26, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 38%
Clinton - 32%
Edwards - 30%


Obama wins racially divided SC, Edwards sneaks back into race, Clinton takes divide and conquer strategy to Super Tuesday.

Posted by: cbl-pdx | January 26, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Obama 47
Clinton 28
Edwards 25

SC Give Obama Solid Win; Edwards Eats into Clinton vote

Posted by: sdefife | January 26, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse


Obama 38
Edwards 33
Clinton 29

Story: The Clintons' negativity turned off black and white voters, with white Clinton voters going to Edwards and black Clinton voters going to Obama. Edwards gets to stay in a little longer(Super Tuesday) and Obama is once again a viable front runner.

Posted by: alexseeskin | January 26, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Polls:

Obama 38%
Edwards 33%
Clinton 29%

Story: The Clintons went too negative and turned off voters; white Clinton voters went to Edwards, black Clinton voters went to Obama.

Posted by: alexseeskin | January 26, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Polls fail us again!

Posted by: writeofpassage | January 26, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Obama Some%
Clinton Some%
Edwards Some%

Storyline: Mainstream media, after days of hearty drumming up of the race issue and senseless picking at the nation's racial wounds with their amoral pens, congratulates itself on huge surge in advertising hits and paper sales. Corporate Masters very proud of them and appreciative. All is well in media central. Oh yeah, someone wins the SC primary too.

Posted by: B2O2 | January 26, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Clinton 39%
Obama 38%
Edwards 20%

Posted by: writeofpassage | January 26, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 45
Clinton: 36
Edwards: 19

Obama is the real deal, but faces tough numbers vs Clinton in Super Tuesday States. Can Edwards last to the Convention?

Posted by: larry.handerhan | January 26, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Without giving percentage points, I say Clinton will get it, Obama will be extremely close, and Edwards, in third place, will do better than expected.

Posted by: johnedfran | January 26, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 36%
Clinton: 32%
Edwards: 26%

Storyline: Obama loses support among white voters to boost Clinton and Edwards. SC may be the high point of Obama's run and it will be downhill from here.

Posted by: jcgator2 | January 26, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 41%
Clinton: 35%
Edwards: 20%

Storyline: Obama wins black and white vote in SC. Clinton downplays loss.

Posted by: jpiasta | January 26, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

I boldly predict the following results:

Obama: 48%
Edwards: 25%
Clinton: 23%

With Clinton's polarizing of the vote and Edward's, son of the south, struggling to be heard I predict this outcome.

This is a bit of a long shot, but as a Clinton supporter, so I win either way. . .

Posted by: jforauer | January 26, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 42%
Clinton: 34%
Edwards: 23%

Storyline:

Clinton camp claims "victory" despite 2nd place finish in SC primary.

Obama rejects race-based politics in compelling victory speach and gains crucial momentum heading into Super Tuesday.

Edwards vows to continue his fight (many speculate if a withdrawl and endorsement of another candidate might be imminent).

Posted by: michael | January 26, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Obama:46

Edwards:28

Clinton:24

Edwards Stuns Clinton: Racial Divide
Trumps Gender in Sounth Carolina

Posted by: stonhinged | January 26, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Obama 40 %
Clinton 35 %
Edwards 25 %

Obama's predicted landslide falls short, Hillary Clinton heads into Super Tuesday as the frontrunner.

Posted by: robertsandy | January 26, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Obama 38

Clinton 34

Edwards 28

Closer than expected results makes Super Tues A Race To Remember

Posted by: goodwater1 | January 26, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Obama 45
Edwards 30
Clinton 25

White voters split giving Obama the win.

Posted by: seantipton | January 26, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Obama 41
Clinton 38
Edwards 29

Obama narrowly wins SC in an expected vote from african americans. Clinton wins greater than expected black voters, and Obama wins greater than expected white voters. This all means that neither candidate has any obvious path to an automatic victory on super tuesday. Edwards stronger than expected third place finish means that he is staying in to play king/queen/peace maker if possible.

So basically, no real story changes, except that Obama and Clinton are not as racially charged as everyone expects.

Posted by: thescuspeaks | January 26, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Obama 37%
Clinton 35%
Edwards 25%

Clinton wins Women vote Splits Black Women
Edwards wins white men. Obama slips

Posted by: heavenlycharlie | January 26, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

South Carolina Vote Prediction:

Obama 43
Clinton 34
Edwards 23

Posted by: johnbirdfan | January 26, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Obama 45%
Clinton 40%
Edwards 15%

Narrative: As expected Obama wins SC, Hillary dismisses the win due to large black turnout favoring Obama. Her camp spins it as Obama actually losing ground due to a closer than expected margin of victory. Edwards forges ahead looking forward to Super Tuesday.

Expect the racial rhetoric to continue from the Clintons, especially if he wins big in SC. The question will shift from, "Is he black enough?" to "Is he just a black candidate?" With every win he'll be cast less as a Bryant Gumbal and more as Flava Flav's twin.

PS I wouldn't put it past the good ol boys and girls in SC to vote Hillary ahead of Obama and see her win by a narrow margin. The polls put him ahead anywhere from 8-12 points. He may actually need that to be a 12-16 point spread. NH made exit polling unreliable in this "race."

Posted by: gtaylor301 | January 26, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Obama 38 percent
Edwards 32 percent
Clinton 30 percent

Posted by: mickeynATL | January 26, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 41
Clinton - 40
Edwards - 19

Clinton makes considerable gains on Obama, but falls short! Black vote carries Obama to victory!

Posted by: johng1 | January 26, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 46%
Clinton - 32%
Edwards - 22%

Posted by: hobak519 | January 26, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Clinton 37
Obama 34
Edwards 29

Story: Women and whites push Hillary to victory. Obama campaign on the ropes and looks to be dead heading into Feb. 5th.

Posted by: theralph | January 26, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 45
Clinton: 35
Edwards: 20

Posted by: naylorben | January 26, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Obama--`48%
Edwards-27%
Clinton-25%

Posted by: vintage51 | January 26, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 41%
Clinton: 33%
Edwards: 26%

Storyline: Stage is set for Super Tuesday Showdown

Posted by: comtrevor | January 26, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 44%
Hillary: 31%
Edwards: 23%

Storyline: Obama wins handily, but faces uphill battle on Feb 5 against tag-team Clintons.

Posted by: ssomo | January 26, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Obama 51

Edwards 25

Clinton 23

Obama stakes his claim with African-American voters and Edwards surges past Hillary Clinton.

Billary strikes out with voters who disliked the Clintons' feeling of entitlement to the WH and divisive attacks on Obama. Edwards is the beneificiary of white voters and some blacks as well who savour his timely economic message of hope for the middle class and poor.

Posted by: baileywick | January 26, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Hillary 38%
Obama 35%
Edwards 27%

Storyline: She pulls off another widely perceived upset and carries loads of momentum into the February fifth showdown. Whispers of Edwards dropping his candidacy abound.

Posted by: steimelkb | January 26, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Obama 43.7
Clinton 32.3
Edwards 24

Storyline: "Obama's win makes it a horse race as Edwards failure to gain traction close to home causes him to drop out."

Posted by: jeffschrade | January 26, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 49
Clinton - 35
Edwards - 16

Storyline: SC voters reject race politics, overwhelmingly select Obama. Democratic race remains a two-"man" fight heading into Super Tuesday. Edwards left grasping at straws as he disappears in his "home" state.

Posted by: mbochkis | January 26, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

obama 52 edwards 27 cllinton 21 WHEN WILL PEOPLE REALIZE THAT OBAMA AND EDWARDS ARE RUNNING AGAINST CLINTON,INC. ? THAT INCLUDES NOT ONLY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE HILLARY PRES. CAMPAIGN OR SENATE CAMPAIGN, BUT ALSO TO THE CLINTON LIBRARY, THE CLINTON FOUNDATION, AND AN UNKNOWN AND UNLIMMITED AMOUNT OF SPEAKING FEES TO BILL CLINTON. SHOUNDN´T WE HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW WHO ALL-----ALL----OF THE CONTRIBUTORS ARE ? BETSEY BODRUM

Posted by: betsybodrum | January 26, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 42%
Clinton - 33%
Edwards - 25%

Obama wins big in large part due to the fact that Edwards siphons off a lot of (white) voters that were expected to vote for Hillary. Despite his decent showing, Edwards is getting close to dropping out of the race. If he can't win SC (his birthplace and neighbor to NC), is he really viable?

Posted by: kevineras | January 26, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

obama 52 edwards 27 cllinton 21 WHEN WILL PEOPLE REALIZE THAT OBAMA AND EDWARDS ARE RUNNING AGAINST CLINTON,INC. ? THAT INCLUDES NOT ONLY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE HILLARY PRES. CAMPAIGN OR SENATE CAMPAIGN, BUT ALSO TO THE CLINTON LIBRARY, THE CLINTON FOUNDATION, AND AN UNKNOWN AND UNLIMMITED AMOUNT OF SPEAKING FEES TO BILL CLINTON. SHOUNDN´T WE HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW WHO ALL-----ALL----OF THE CONTRIBUTORS ARE ?

Posted by: betsybodrum | January 26, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Clinton 42%
Obama 37%
Edwards 21%

Another record turnout. Clinton's third win in a row puts Obama behind the 8-ball heading into super-duper (and for him -pooper) Tuesday

Posted by: msheik | January 26, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Obama 41
Clinton 35
Edwards 24

Storyline: Obama's win not big enough, so Hillary goes into Super Tuesday still as the frontrunner

Posted by: metstotop333 | January 26, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Obama 37%
Clinton 35%
Edwards 27%
Blank/undecided/write-in 1%

Storyline: Dems split along racial lines; Clinton wins enough African American women voters to make it close.

Posted by: LarryMason1 | January 26, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 43%
Clinton: 41%
Edwards: 16%

Posted by: sallyrama | January 26, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

My prediction for South Carolina is:

Obama 44.19%

Edwards 29.46%

Clinton 26.35%

Posted by: stripp | January 26, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Obama 39%
Edwards 32%
Clinton 29%

Posted by: sarahbry | January 26, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 34%
Clinton: 33%
Edwards: 33%

Headline: Recount! Fix has stroke but is expected to recover.

Posted by: BrawleyHall | January 26, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Clinton 39
Obama 34
Edwards 26

South Carolina another New Hampshire. Another surprise victory for the Clinton bandwagon gives her crucial momentum moving towards Super Tuesday.

Posted by: martin.tollen | January 26, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Obama 39%
Edwards 31%
Clinton(s) 30%

Posted by: queenin | January 26, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Obama 34
Hillary 26
Edwards 23

Posted by: k1omal | January 26, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Obama 41%
Clinton 32%
Edwards 26%

Obama campaign finally gets the win, though racially divided vote raises questions about how deep Super Tuesday momentum will be

Posted by: jwright012 | January 26, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 46
Clinton - 40
Edwards - 14

Obama is rewarded with overwhelming black support by the Clintons going negative, but we will still see him losing white boomers, especially women, and the strong finish by the Clintons will only prove their playing a beautiful card for the run-up to the 5th.

Posted by: jonnybrill | January 26, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Clinton 39
Obama 38
Edwards 23

Bill's bluster and bigger than expected help from black women help Hillary eke out surprise win. Obama, hopes faded, still seen as Super Tuesday factor; Edwards stronger but remains in the back of the packs, siphons anti-Clinton white voters from Obama.

Posted by: scottfkramer | January 26, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

CORRECTION

Edwards 37
Obama 34
Clinton 29

Edwards throws Democratic race into turmoil. Obama meekly congratulatory. Clinton sends former President to campaign in Guam.

Posted by: DEfarmer | January 26, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Obama 47
Clinton 28
Edwards 25

Obama captures larger than expected share of white vote. Edwards vows to stick it out. Super Tuesday picture more muddled.

Posted by: ahodes | January 26, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 47%

Clinton: 33%

Edwards: 19%

Obama wins comfortably (and as expected); Where does Edwards go from here?

Posted by: paulnolette | January 26, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Obama- 38
Hillary- 30
Edwards- 19

Obama wins convincingly and hopes to ride the momentum into super tuesday- Hillary plays up no-delegate Florida to no avail.
sfcpoll

Posted by: viola061985 | January 26, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Here goes:
Obama 44
Clinton 32
Edwards 16

Its Simple...The country is O B A M A crazy...Obama is the deal that WHITES & BLACKS have been waiting for to clear this countrys conscientous. Tell it loud and clear on MSNBC...Obama takes his MO-mentum all the way through Super Tuesday. Billary and dirty politics goes to bed..literally...Ouch

Posted by: SHOOMBIE72 | January 26, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Edwards 37
Obama 34
Clinton 29

Edwards throws the Democratic race into turmoil. Obama meekly congratulatory. Hilary Clinton send former President to campaign in Guam.

Posted by: DEfarmer | January 26, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Obama 41%
Clinton 32%
Edwards 26%

Obama wins comfortably but needs to show he can compete among white voters on Super Tuesday. Edwards stays relevant with a strong third place finish.

Posted by: jasonclark | January 26, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Obama 36%
Clinton 35%
Edwards 28%

"Obama wins - barely. Race is neck & neck entering Feb 5 Super Tuesday"

Posted by: hphilbrick | January 26, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

joee123 writes
"I keep seeing the comments of Clinton "dirty tricks". I still haven't seen anyone say just exactly these "dirty tricks" are."

I suppose calling them what they are - bald faced lies and deliberate misrepresentations of Obama's positions - is more accurate than calling them 'dirty tricks'.

Posted by: bsimon | January 26, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Obama 42%
Clinton 28%
Edwards 30%

Obama gets much needed win. Edwards surges past Clinton as late deciding white voters flock towards Edwards. Questions about Bill's role and the extebnt to which it is hurting Hillary dominate coverage.

Remember, it's always about Bill.

Posted by: JasonT910 | January 26, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 38%
Clinton: 32%
Edwards: 30%

Storyline: Obama takes S.C. by smaller margin than polls suggested; surprisingly strong third place showing by Edwards reinforces his position as a possible dealmaker should future contests not yield a clear winner.

Posted by: ferris.allen | January 26, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 55%
Clinton: 40%
Edwards: 5%

Storyline: Obama wins big in part due to the negative campaigning of Bill Clinton.

Secondary story: How long can Edwards stay in a race he cannot possibly win?

Posted by: Normscoffee | January 26, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Clinton 45%
Obama 44%
Edwards 11%

Storyline: Edwards drops out after failing to reach 15%; endorses Obama.

Posted by: mtlwisen | January 26, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Obama 42%
Clinton 36%
Edwards 20%

Obama wins majority of young people and African Americans, and a few more of the older voters than is expected, but Clinton gets more black votes than she is expected to. Obama camp hold huge rally, saying that now, they can do anything. Clinton, however, then travels to a select few of the Super Tuesday states, cries, and wins the candidacy.

Edwards is, sadly, nowhere to be seen.

Posted by: fermezlabouche | January 26, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Exit polls: OBAMA 45% CLINTON 25% EDWARDS 22%

Supposed actual results: OBAMA 39% CLINTON 34% EDAWARDS 20%

Storyline: People scream election fraud. Investigation reveals Deibold tilted votes towards Clinton. Election chaos ensues.

Posted by: lumi21us | January 26, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 35%
Clinton: 33%
Edwards: 28%
Write-in & Other: 4%

Racialization of the 2008 Democratic primary results in a narrow Obama win with Clinton declaring a virtual victory ("If we'd only had a few more days . . . .") and a surprisingly strong showing for Edwards. Analysis: The "Bradley Effect" plus cross-pressuring effect of negative campaign (causing suppressed black turnout) results in narrow Obama margin.

Posted by: twchrist | January 26, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Clinton 38%
Obama 36%
Edwards 30%

Storyline.... The end of the beginning, or the beginning of the end

Posted by: pvogel88 | January 26, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Obama 44
Edwards 28
Clinton 28

Storyline: Obama wins big; bill's tactics alienate democrats and give edwards a joint 2nd place

Posted by: markstephenbell | January 26, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Obama 36
Clinton 33
Edwards 28

Like New Hampshire, Polls overestimate Obama as Clinton is closer than expected.

Posted by: sidfink43 | January 26, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Obama 36
Edwards 27
Clinton 23

Edwards surges,Hillary's campaign flounders on third.

Posted by: radcaligirl | January 26, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Obama 46%
Clinton 35%
Edwards 16%

Obama's camp doesn't have to talk about delegate count, he gets much needed win.

Posted by: gb003k | January 26, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse


Obama 41%
Clinton 31%
Edwards 28%

Posted by: joee123 | January 26, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 38%
Clinton: 29%
Edwards: 29%

Obama is back in the saddle. Edwards gets much needed momentum to be competitive in Super Tuesday. Clinton neither helped nor hindered by result in "unrepresentative" primary. We're looking at a truly competitive three-way race going into February.

Posted by: burrowsreise | January 26, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Obama 38%
Clinton 33%
Edwards 27%

Storyline: Obama's win is a loss because of the small margin compared to expectations. Edwards's showing, while surprsingly strong, is barely a blip on the radar.

Posted by: def777 | January 26, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Clinton 41
Obama 39

No one wants to discuss reasons for polling inaccuracies.

Posted by: jgale2 | January 26, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

I keep seeing the comments of Clinton "dirty tricks". I still haven't seen anyone say just exactly these "dirty tricks" are. On television they all talk about "dirty tricks" but never say exactly what it is. Is there really "dirty tricks" or is it just that some people disagree.

Posted by: joee123 | January 26, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Obama 45
Clinton 38
Edwards 17

Edwards is finished, whether he says so or not. Obama momentum beginning to build. Over 50% of voters are African Americans.

Posted by: marylandlegal | January 26, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Results:

Obama 37
Clinton 34
Edwards 29

Storyline: Obama in trouble. His win is thin. Blacks came out in fewer numbers for him than expected and Clinton and Edwards take much of the white vote. Edwards' strong showing gives him minimal momentum coming from a southerner and one born in the state.

Posted by: MNobserver | January 26, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Obama 38
Clinton 35
Edwards 27

Storyline: Gender 1/Race 0

Posted by: pjd56 | January 26, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 46%
Edwards: 27%
Clinton: 25%

Headline: Obama gets much-needed win as Clinton fades to third place. All bets are off heading into Super Tuesday.

Posted by: fut18000 | January 26, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA=44%
CLINTON= 32%
EDWARDS= 24%

STORYLINE: It's the demography, stupid! Vote falls along race, gender, and age lines; Edwards benefits from Clinton/Obama mudfest.

skastrin

Posted by: sharon.astrin | January 26, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 43%
Clinton - 35%
Edwards - 20%

"Obama dominates South Carolina. White vote for Obama higher than expected. Speculation of end the of the road for Edwards. Clinton campaign minimizes importance- move on to Florida and Super Tuesday states. The primary will provide a bump for Obama nationally, but only an over-50% performance would have been enough to change the Democratic landscape overnight.

Posted by: heymrtambourineman | January 26, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Hillary Clinton 39%
Barack Obama 37%
John Edwards 24%

Storyline: Upset victory for Hillary will propel her to Super Tuesday victory!

Posted by: CurtLader | January 26, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Obama-40%
Clinton-37%
Edwards-23%

Storyline: Edwards' homestate, final state in his Presidential run

Posted by: Arch055 | January 26, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 39%
Edwards: 32%
Clinton: 29%

African Americans turn out for Obama, give him momentum to February 5th, while Edwards beats Hillary in stunning upset.

Posted by: EricLopez1067 | January 26, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 42%
Edwards: 29%
Clinton: 27%

Clintons' campaign strategy backfires as Obama reclaims front-runner spot.

Posted by: hbanai | January 26, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Obama 46%
Clinton 35%
Edwards 16%

Headline--African Americans lead Obama to victory in S.C.--implication is that BHO is now a black candidate and HRC represents mainstream of Democratic party. Edwards repeats assertion that he will win nomination.

Posted by: nats.tickets | January 26, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Not a real prediction, but thought this would be funny:

Obama 11%
Clinton 10%
Edwards 9%
Undecided: 90%

Headline: Statisticians, Pollsters Weep

Posted by: egc52556 | January 26, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Hey Chris would like to see your predictions for every primary as well. So here go mine:

Obama: 42%
Clinton: 34%
Edward: 24

Headline: Clintons achieve the desire narrative of making obama essentially a black candidate, Obama wins on back of African-American votes

Posted by: dewanitum | January 26, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 42
Clinton: 26
Edwards: 19

Obama sets himself well to run in Florida; Edwards proves himself still more popular than many recent Attorney Generals.

Posted by: jhburk | January 26, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Obama 41%
Clinton 32
Edwards 27

Posted by: twcollier | January 26, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama: 40
Hillary Clinton: 36
John Edwards: 24

Storyline: When it comes to Obama and his women supporters, sometimes yes means no! Once again, women tired of a woman being passed over for promotion by a younger and less experienced man cause them to vote for Hillary. Plus, the thought of Bill Clinton back in the Whitehouse with nothing to do sounds just fine!

Posted by: trulywilde66 | January 26, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Obama 42%
Clinton 33%
Edwards 15%
Obama breaks even with Clinton in women voters and takes the primary

Posted by: schmite | January 26, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 42
Clinton: 30
Edwards: 19

Obama's win sets up a two-person battle on Super Tuesday...Edwards continues to take back seat.

Posted by: MrWallace | January 26, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Obama 44%
Clinton 29%
Edwards 27%

"Clinton squeaks into second as Obama rolls up huge black vote in S.C."

Posted by: dgsmith2 | January 26, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Darn. Mis-typed the numbers on the last post. Should be:
Obama 40%
Edwards 31%
Clinton 28%
Others 1%
Story line is that Clinto's support remains static - primarily due to her husband's activities, Edwards picks up a bunch of the undecided, and edges Clinton out of second. Still a possibility that Edwards will terminate his campaign after South Carolina and align himself with Obama.

Posted by: fenton.house | January 26, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Obama 42
Clinton 31
Edwards 21

New Dance: South Carolina Splits
Needs a partner that crosses the racial divide. Dance ends with a Clinton/Obama ticket

Posted by: wnickel | January 26, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Obama 40%
Edwards 28%
Clinton 31%
Others 1%
Story line is that Clinto's support remains static - primarily due to her husband's activities, Edwards picks up a bunch of the undecided, and edges Clinton out of second. Still a possibility that Edwards will terminate his campaign after South Carolina and align himself with Obama.

Posted by: fenton.house | January 26, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Clinton: 45%
Obama: 42%
Edwards:9%
Is the race over for the dems

McCain: 32%
Romney: 30%
Huckabee: 20%
McCain gets his revenge

Posted by: GBthunder16 | January 26, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Obama 49%
Edwards 27%
Clinton 24%

STORYLINE: Voters Prove They're Smarter Than The Clintons Think

Posted by: miraclestudies | January 26, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 39
Clinton - 39
Edwards - 20

No one knows anything other than they need to get Edwards out of the race.

Posted by: joshford | January 26, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Obama 39%
Clinton 32%
Edwards 25%

"As in NH, Polls Underestimate Clinton - Only This Time Obama Wins Anyway"

Posted by: Raptor3737 | January 26, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Obama 55
Clinton 35
Edwards 10

SC votes for leadership over divisiveness as Obama spanks Billary. Edwards out for the count.

Posted by: brown7777 | January 26, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Obama 46%
Edwards 27%
Clinton 25%

Storyline: African-Americans move strongly for Obama, and Hilary loses even among older African-American women. Edwards "good guy" image coming out of the debate, plus huge media buy this week, allow him to nudge past Hilary for second place, in a replay of the Iowa results.

Posted by: rohnjay | January 26, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Obama = 41
Clinton = 34
Edwards = 23

Obama takes South Carolina; D Lewis wins attractive Fix T-Shirt

Posted by: dlewis63 | January 26, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

* Barack Obama: 49%
* John Edwards: 26%
* Hilary Clinton: 25%

STORYLINE: Obama wins big; Edwards stays alive; Clinton flounders

Posted by: mjerzyk1 | January 26, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Obama 45%
Clinton 35%
Edwards 20%

Racially divided state belies the theme of Unity. Obama wins, yet loses.

Posted by: owherald | January 26, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Obama 45
Clinton 31
Edwards 24

The unexpectedly strong Obama support among white women in particular, and whites in general, is extrapolated to predict a dead-heat result on Feb. 5

Posted by: patrican | January 26, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Obama 41%
Clinton 37%
Edwards 19%

No Longer Favorite Son, Edwards in Poor Position Heading Into February

Posted by: montypython00 | January 26, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 40%
Clinton: 30%
Edwards: 29%

Race alive and kickin in the deep south, white men show up to give Edwards a boost--Independents give Obama a 10 point win.

Posted by: arlee1 | January 26, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 39
Edwards - 31
Clinton - 30

Iowa II, or, Edwards unsuccessfully attempts to translate second-place into any meaningful momentum and Clinton successfully spins loss to promote herself as an "insurgent" going into February 5.

Posted by: doubleindemnity | January 26, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Obama 42
Clinton 34
Edwards 24

Obama rides a wave of African-American voters into Feb. 5th but Clinton maintains dominance among non-black women.

Posted by: pierredude | January 26, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Obama 43%
Clinton 36%
Edwards 20%

Obama Sweeps to Victory with African American Vote

Posted by: ansamel | January 26, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Obama 42%
Clinton 29%
Edwards 20%

Barack Obama wins the South Carolina primary with 42 percent of the vote, but the racial divide among voters raises questions about his appeal to all ethnic groups. Hillary Clinton finishes a distant second, while John Edwards's third place vote raises more doubts about his ability to continue, even though Edwards does collect more votes than expected.

Posted by: chuckmcf | January 26, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Obama 44%
Edwards 29%
Clinton 27%
Voters Turn Out and Turn Off Clintons

Posted by: ceddonne | January 26, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Obama 39
Clinton 36
Edwards 20

Hillary and Bill's distortions of Obama's statements found to be effective in obtaining votes for Hillary; Democratic leadership fears consequences of racial divide in the party on the general election if Clintons continue such tactics

Posted by: vvpnyc | January 26, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Edwards 36
Obama 34
Clinton 30

Edwards campaign stays alive in a narrow victory in the state of his birth.

Posted by: BuddyK | January 26, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 48
Clinton - 31
Edwards - 19

Obama exceeds expectations and heads into February 5 having won the mud-slinging contest with Hillary.

Posted by: cferry3124 | January 26, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Obama 41
Clinton 31
Edwards 27

Blacks turn out in record numbers
Racial Politics alive and well in 21st Century South

Posted by: jpheihun | January 26, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Obama 31.35
Edwards 24,15
Clinton 22.9

Story

Edwards remains a factor, some think he is only electable democrate.

Posted by: lstrick | January 26, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Clinton 39%
Obama 37%
Edwards 24%

Another shocking disappointment for the Obama campaign.

Posted by: dcchinatown | January 26, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Obama 40%
Edwards 30%
Clinton 28%

Storyline - "Clinton / Obama spat opens the door for Edwards. Native son ekes out a narrow 2nd place finish and shows he's not done yet."

Posted by: ckt5a | January 26, 2008 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Hillary 37%
Obama 36%
Edwards 26%

For all intents and purposes, the Obama campaign ends in SC as the nation comes to the realisation that the first successful
African American presidential nominee must do more than offer platitudes such as "Change You Can Believe In." Sadly,his glaring lack of specifics made many a voter understand that the only real change they saw from Obama was skin colour. Sure, the Clinton machine played tough; but how else could it get the the point across. Meanwhile, Edwards wins everyone's respect as the man who might have won it all if he had been more willing to embrace the center; but, he showed real character on the left (even though, like Romney, some of his positions might have been a little manufactured for 2008). Still, no matter who winds up the Dem nominee, John would make a great AG and the real winner for many of us is Elizabeth Edwards whose grit is inspirational. She is the Poster Person for class and courage.

Posted by: jaysalomon | January 26, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Obama 48
Clinton 37
Edwards 13

South Carolina, the birthplace of John Edwards, is the location of his campaign's death and Hillary does surprising well with minority female voters.

Posted by: lreszetar | January 26, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Obama 40%
Clinton 34%
Edwards 26%

Headline: "Obama Wins S.C.; Clinton Focused on Super Tuesday"

Posted by: smehrnama | January 26, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Obama 46%
Clinton 26%
Edwards 24%

SC voters reject negativity. Obama wins young white voters. Edwards wins white rural areas. Clinton 'concession' statement basically says she didn't contest SC.

Posted by: jimd52 | January 26, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Obama 70%
Edwards 30%
Clinton - name left out; entered in Michigan instead

Posted by: JAnderson130 | January 26, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Obama 51
Clinton 39
Edwards 10

Headline: Obama wins black vote overwhelmingly. When will Edwards drop out?

Posted by: jh1062 | January 26, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Obama- 40
Clinton- 37
Edwards- 20

Another record turnout for Dems, vote divides along race as Obama ekes out a win.

Posted by: jthemann | January 26, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Sheesh, for those predicting a double digit win for Barack, get real! When push comes to shove, the experience factor in a time of war and fear will close the gap, just as McCain was able to take Huckabee:

Obama 39
Clinton 36
Edwards 25

Clinton/Obama is the ticket. Mark my words. The media have blown this "race" thing waaaaay out of proportion by using only sound bites from Bill C. The truth is not even close to what the media shills are saying - that's where diarhhea of the mouth really is (Sorry, Chris!)

Posted by: wxdancer | January 26, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

HEADLINE: OBAMA, BACK IN BLACK
(The lead story will be about his overwhelming black vote)

Sub-story: Son of the south shown the door

Obama: 44
Clinton: 31
Edwards: 20

Posted by: Boutan | January 26, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Obama 41%
Clinton 30%
Edwards 28%
Others 1%
Obama the clear winner in whole but issues regarding race, gender and age og who votes for whom will be the strongest talking points in the aftermath. Edwards comes in pretty strong but not strong enough. Clinton plays down loose by saying it was business as usual regarding the high persentage of African-American voters.

Posted by: rabja | January 26, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Clinton 36
obama 33
edwards 29

Undecideds break late for hrc. economy big issue and the commanding knowledge of issues won it for hrc.
obama campaign shows itself to be unable to sustain coalition and is on the ropes. edwards finishes strong....

cynical me - clinton machine too strong for poor idealist barack.... big meanies bully underdog....

Posted by: mandalia5 | January 26, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Obama 46%
Edwards 28%
Clinton 26%
Storyline - Record turnout Rockets Obama into frontrunner status.
Edwards also gains strength on backlash from Bill and Hillary tactics.

Posted by: musselmanm321 | January 26, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Headline - New Hampshire Revisited - Clinton Won SC

Clinton - 49%
Obama - 46%
Edwards - 5%

Posted by: etanjuan | January 26, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 41
Clinton - 39
Edwards - 20

Clinton comes close, besting expectations due to support from black woman (and better-than-expected from black men). Edwards' camp discusses exit after poor showing

Posted by: cartmanqb | January 26, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 39%
Clinton: 30%
Edwards: 30%

Clinton beats Edwards to second place by a statistically insignificant number of votes.

Posted by: ezschwartz | January 26, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Obama 36
Clinton 33
Edwards 31

Edward vows to "fight onto the convention" Nobody reports it - his constituency, poor people, don't read newspapers. Clinton spins close result as virtual victory -- makes sure that she is pictured with African-American supporters in tow. Obama has no story except for 'race'.

Posted by: littlestormcloud | January 26, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 47%
Clinton - 37%
Edwards - 16%

Posted by: mstrong | January 26, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Obama 48%
Clinton 20%
Edwards 30%
(Remaining 2% for others on ballot)

Storyline: Southern white men support Edwards.

Posted by: soregan | January 26, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Obama-46%
Clinton-35%
Edwards-19%

"Age, not race, propels Obama to double-digit victory. The youth vote comes out in droves for Obama. Record turn-out."

Posted by: charley.c.johnson | January 26, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Re: jimd52

Jim, didn't you know that 46 is the new 43? :-)

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | January 26, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 42%
Edwards - 32%
Clinton - 26%

Story line: Clinton turn to the negative backfires.

Back story: Clintons push Florida as indicative.

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | January 26, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Obama 47%
Clinton 45%
Edwards 8%

Edwards stung again, vows to fight on (but after Tuesday is not going to have the votes to play kingmaker/get the VP nod); Hillary's unexpectedly strong showing discounted by media who focus on racial divide; both Hillary & Obama claim victory; both praise each other in "victory" speeches saying "we have spoken with each other and will not let media spin tear our party apart. We are one party with one goal: fixing the mess that has been left to us (Barack will add "with the help of independents and Republicans who want to put America above the old politics of divisiveness"; Hillary will add "no matter which of us is your eventually nominee"). Offstage story buried in most media is major endorsers of "The O.C." meeting to broker deal for both to be on the ticket regardless of who wins. Despite a lot of twisting of poll results & attempts to make race & WJC issues, the candidates' next debate is devoid of fireworks, adult, respectful and focuses on issues (making Matthews go into almost Faux News froth-like spin).

Posted by: jtc.indiscretion | January 26, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 37%
Edwards - 32%
Clinton - 31%

Storyline: Bickering front-runners give Edwards a boost, but Obama still leading march to Super Tuesday

Posted by: chickens97 | January 26, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Obama 53
Edwards 23
Clinton 22

Is Obama back in the drivers seat?

Posted by: aug10morris | January 26, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 40%

Clinton: 32%

Edwards: 28%

Racial divide helps Obama as Edwards helps split white vote

Posted by: mlyons | January 26, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Obama 44%

Clinton 37%

Edwards 19%

Posted by: mspiegelman | January 26, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

"a late endorsement of ted kennedy for obama since he likes when people refer to him as a young RFK."


I am not so sure that young RFK is accurate - Obama is 46 and RFK was 43 when he died.

Posted by: jimd52 | January 26, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 36%
Clinton - 33%
Edwards - 31%

Surprisingly close results show Clinton strength, Edwards's late surge.

Posted by: gew | January 26, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Obama 42

Clinton 35

Edwards 23

"Obama wins South Carolina on strength of black vote"

Posted by: caribouproject | January 26, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 39%
Clinton: 33
Edwards: 27

Storyline: Obama's momentum into Feb 5 may change the landscape. Edwards' third, but strong, finish keeps him in the running.

Posted by: mikewilliams333 | January 26, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Obama 40 p.c.

Edwards 31 p.c.

Clinton 29 p.c.

"Edwards revived; a party suddenly divided by race."

Posted by: pffinch | January 26, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Obama 40
Clinton 37
Edwards 19

Obama wins, but HRC finishes a stronger than expected 2nd. Edwards viability in question.

Posted by: GmanBlue | January 26, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Obama 40
Clinton 28
Edwards28

"Edwards squeaks through for another week"

Posted by: tjd5 | January 26, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Obama 46
Edwards 26
Clinton 25

3rd place finish for Clinton reflects voters' squeemishness about Bill's election role, returning Clinton duo to White House. Obama, Edwards both claim victory, much uncertainty about Mega Tuesday outcome.

Posted by: cubsbear9 | January 26, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Barak Obama 40%
Hillary/Bill Clinton 35%
John Edwards 25%


Headline:

"Obama takes South Carolina, Hillary, a close second; Edward suprises with 25%"

Posted by: Digital_Voter | January 26, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Clinton - 39
Obama - 37
Edwards - 23

Clinton does it again - Edges out Obama with women and older black voters

Edwards vows to still fight on

Posted by: scdemocrat | January 26, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Obama 41
Clinton 28
Edwards 29

Clinton lets Edwards back in by leaving the state......on purpose or not?

Posted by: kfj2 | January 26, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 38%
Clinton - 33%
Edwards - 26%

Headline: Obama wins S.C.; Yet Unable to Attract White Voters -- Outlook not Good for Super Tuesday

Posted by: murawski | January 26, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 40
Clinton: 34
Edwards: 26

"Obama edges Clinton in South Carolina. With one clear win a piece, they head to a showdown on Super Duper Tuesday."

Posted by: chocoguy0 | January 26, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Obama 43
Clinton 36
Edwards 18

Obama wins but not crushing, still no clearer going into Feb 5th.

Posted by: dhg1 | January 26, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 42%
Clinton: 39%
Edwards: 19%

Headline:Obama wins South Carolina! (Bold Print)
Clinton is a strong second! (Smaller Print)

Story: Both campaigns claim momentum. Obama and Clinton camps say fight will be for delegates on Super Tuesday. Edwards vows to fight on despite weak finish.

Posted by: alegras | January 26, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Obama 49
Clinton 29
Edwards 22
Obama stunningly outperforms polls gets near majority, HRC cuts and runs to Florida, helping Edwards get his token Carolina percentage (disappointing after '04 win)

Posted by: andre.jacque | January 26, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 42%
Edwards: 31%
Clinton: 23%

Bill Clinton scream's Voter suppression, Hillary cries as a new Clinton Scandal hit's the front page news.Obama/Edwards go on to be running mates.

Posted by: cakemanjb | January 26, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 39%
Clinton: 33%
Edwards: 24%

Storyline: Closer race than expexted, African Americans help Obama secure the win, On to Feb 5th!

Posted by: betfeng | January 26, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Obama 42%
Edwards 29%
Clinton 28%

"Edwards still alive entering Super Tuesday"

Posted by: isart | January 26, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 46.6
Edwards: 25.7
Clinton: 25.6

Edwards: Spoiler or Kingmaker?

Posted by: whoislike | January 26, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Obama 45%
Clinton 41%
Edwards 24%

Edwards may stay in thru Super Tuesday for convention influence, but nomination race is narrowed to Obama and Clinton.

Posted by: NH_Hick | January 26, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Obama 39
Clinton 37
Edwards 22

headline "older african american women vote Hillary and make it close, Obama loses over 90% of white voters, edwards now on greyhound bus for remainder of campaign"

Posted by: tonysmith | January 26, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Obama 40%
Clinton 36%
Edwards 24%

Headline: Obama overcomes bigotry, Clintons

Posted by: egc52556 | January 26, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Clinton 41
Obama 38
Edwards 17

Obama reeling on the ropes; polls misfired again.

Posted by: esquirexii | January 26, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Obama 40%
Clinton 33%
Edwards 24%

Storyline: Obama wins, as expected, with a strong black vote. Clinton and Edwards split the white vote, but she runs strong with women. Nothing really changes.

Posted by: mustangs1997 | January 26, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Obama 40%
Clinton 39%
Edwards 19%

Comeback kid closes gap

Posted by: erik | January 26, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Obama 41%
Clinton 38%
Edwards 21%

Obama and Clinton in virtual tie going into Super Tuesday. Edwards will stay in going into Feb. 5. African American vote goes to Obama while Clinton gains women and white establishment vote in SC. Forecast Prediction for Tuesday GOP Florida Primary: Mitt Romney 45%, McCain 37%, Huckabee 12%.

Posted by: rogden71 | January 26, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Obama 45
Clinton 44
Edwards 11
Obama wins in a squeaker! (actual entry)

Cynical entry: Obama wins big!

Posted by: ctown_woody | January 26, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Obama 41%
Clinton 31%
Edwards 27%

Media glances over these numbers, but obsesses over obama winning the black vote 4-1 over clinton, while edwards and clinton soak up 85% of the white vote, with edwards cleaning up with men and clinton with white women. the next (10) day will see a campaign like it never has as clinton and obama pull out all the stops with endorsements and controversies galore, topped by a late endorsement of ted kennedy for obama since he likes when people refer to him as a young RFK.

Posted by: platter17 | January 26, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Clinton: 39
Obama: 35
Edwards: 26

"Clinton repeats New Hampshire - voters choose experience over rhetorical splendor. The nominating campaign is just about over"

Posted by: leonard.r.caro | January 26, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Obama 55%, Clinton 29%, Edwards 16% -- Obama edges out Clinton and Edwards for the white vote and takes over 80% of the black vote, the Fix moves Obama and Clinton back to a tie for 1st in the Line the following Friday.

Posted by: dkbs | January 26, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Obama 44%--Hillary 31%--Edwards 25%. Native son makes a difference.

Posted by: lylepink | January 26, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Obama 39%
Clinton 36%
Edwards 18%

Posted by: achase | January 26, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Obama 40%
Clinton 37%
Edwards 21%

Obama wins, but women voters bring Clinton close to a tie.

Posted by: mj9501 | January 26, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 42%
Edwards: 29%
Clinton: 28%

Obama scores decisive victory, Edwards claims momentum while Hillary focuses on Super Tuesday states

Posted by: StrayCatSeventeen | January 26, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Obama 41%
Clinton 30%
Edwards 25%

Obama wins on strength in African-American vote; Edwards late surge falls short and leaves it a 2-person race.

Posted by: laurencereed | January 26, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 42%
Clinton: 29%
Edwards: 28%

Edwards and Clinton in tight race for 2nd, Clinton wins on her larger support from African-Americans. Obama gets close to 20% of white vote in thanks to independent and unhappy Republicans.

Posted by: mcmahon10 | January 26, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 50%

Clinton - 30%

Edwards - 20%

Backlash against Clintons, particularly in black community. Edwards is done for

Posted by: freedom41 | January 26, 2008 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Obama 47
Edwards 28
Clinton 24

SC voters offer stinging rebuke to the crass politics of cynicism and distortion. Obama's victory speech gives him major boost (by directly taking on Clintonesque politics with some cute one-liner).

Posted by: internationalaurora | January 26, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

revised storyline:
Clinton's 3rd place finish renews questions about her viability/electability in the general.

Posted by: bsimon | January 26, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Obama 41%
Clinton 32%
Edwards 27%
solid win for Obama, Clinton still front runner, Edwards still in the race

Posted by: psfiske | January 26, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 38
Clinton: 34
Edwards: 28

Large turnout by women voters helps Clinton narrow Obama's margin of victory. The South Carolina race vindicates Clinton's hardball tactics and points to a contentious race for the nomination.

Posted by: timoted | January 26, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 44
Clinton: 30
Edwards: 26

Storyline: Unsurprising win for Obama changes little; odds still stacked in Clinton's favor going into Feb. 5

Sub-plot: Edwards, dismissed by many in the media, hangs in there

Posted by: alindner | January 26, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Obama = 46%
Clinton = 30%
Edwards = 24%

Obama reinvigorated after blowout win in South Carolina. Clinton "looks forward" to Super Tuesday.

Posted by: shane_hensinger | January 26, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 39 %
Hillary:33 %
Edwards: 26 %

Obama's victory is racially based and not decisive for the field

Posted by: erios | January 26, 2008 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Obama win not enuff!

Posted by: mikel1 | January 26, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Edwards 12%
Obama 43%
Clinton 45%

Clinton support a secret not shared with pollsters again. Edwards Campaign finished.

P.S. don't want your t-shirt if I win.

Posted by: slbk | January 26, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Obama 46
Clinton 35
Edwards 19

Obama delivers a convincing victory, but only after a bruising, racially divisive battle that diminishes the overall significance of the win (as it is largely chalked up to black support). Edwards comes out near-death after losing his home state and one he won 4 years ago. After a small blip for FL, attention immediately turns to February 5 and Clinton's advantage moving forward.

Posted by: dorner | January 26, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Obama 38%
Clinton 33%
Edwards 26%

Obama has second consecutive primary where he loses votes of women by large margin to Clinton. Is race/gender battle in SC an anomaly, or confirmation of trend?

Posted by: steveboyington | January 26, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 49
Edwards: 26
Clinton: 25

Obama wins big; Edwards surges into second!

Posted by: mschmidt73 | January 26, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Obama-37
Clinton-26
Edwards-25

Obama, Edwards surging into Tsunamuper Tuesday, but Clinton remains the one to beat.

Posted by: brianspak | January 26, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Gonna be a lot of hurt feelings in here tomorrow.

Clinton 48%
Obama 31%
Edwards 21%

The reason is simple. There are more baby boomers than any other age group in the US and more importantly a much larger majority of them vote.

Posted by: RetCombatVet | January 26, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Obama 45%
Edwards 27%
Clinton 25%

Edwards takes second. The inevitability tag for Clinton is gone.

Posted by: sndeak | January 26, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

42% Obama
39% Clinton
19% Edwards

Clearly a two-way race with no clear front runner heading into Feb 5th primaries

Posted by: josakeif | January 26, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Clinton 38%
Obama 36%
Edwards 16%

Posted by: jordybrett | January 26, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 47
Clinton: 34
Edwards: 18

Obama's black support puts him over the top and deals a major blow to Clinton, who has to win the majority on Supa Dupa Tuesday or she is out. Edwards, though no longer viable, will continue to hang on until at least Supa Dupa Tuesday in hopes of being a kingmaker at the convention. Take that to the bank.

P.S. And if Obama gets the nom, he'll strongly consider Biden for Veep.

Posted by: soonerthought | January 26, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Obama 44%
Clinton 29%
Edwards 26%

"Obama slows Hillary's momentum; Edwards with a strong third"

Posted by: Glovman10 | January 26, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 38%
Clinton - 33%
Edwards - 28%

Clinton finishes well again & cuts into Obama's substantial lead (15-20%) over the final days.

Posted by: jamkarmel | January 26, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

obama 42
clinton 30
edwards 30

racial divide heightens tensions in democratic party heading into tsunami tuesday. clinton camp faces backlash from left wing of party for being too nice to gop nominee mccain

Posted by: johnbessey | January 26, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Obama 43%
Hillary 32%
Edwards 20%

Storyline: Obama wins SC contest along racial lines; Candidaates look ahead to Super Tuesday

Posted by: celdred | January 26, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 42
Clinton: 33
Edwards: 25

Initial news analyses focus entirely on racial divide, but Obama victory speech steps up new campaign to remind national viewers how he won IA and came close in NH.

Posted by: gezi | January 26, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 40%
Edwards: 28%
Clinton: 26%

Storyline: Edwards a surprising second place finish from staying above the fray, 2 states apiece and dead even for Clinton and Obama heading into super Tuesday.

Posted by: salilgarg | January 26, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Obama 45%
Hillary 34%
Edwards 20%

Large African American turnout carries Obama to big win. Big fight on Super Tuesday looms.

Posted by: pbearsailor | January 26, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

43% Barack Obama
29% John Edwards
28% Hillary Clinto

Headline: Resurgent Edwards increases chances of brokered convention.

Posted by: abramfran | January 26, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 40
Clinton 25
Edwards 22

Storyline - Obama beats Clinton by large margin, gains spotlight before Super Tuesday.

Posted by: thecrisis | January 26, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 37
Edwards: 32
Clinton: 29

White males coalesce behind Edwards putting him in position to play kingmaker in election sharply divided along racial and gender lines.

Posted by: smmalonso | January 26, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

I should predict a Clinton landslide so that if it comes to pass, I can wear my Fix shirt on the plane to Brisbane. . .

Here's the semi-bold pick

Obama 45%
Edwards 28%
Clinton 27%

General media line; "Obama wins in racially divided vote, Edwards bests Clinton and keeps his campaign alive."

Posted by: jonathanmstevens | January 26, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

44 Obama
24 Billary
19 Edwards


Storyline: Does Obama 20-point blowout reflect blowback from Billary campaign tactics?

Btw- Unlike Iowa, will HRC have the class to congratulate Obama this time?...

Posted by: cjroses | January 26, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

44% Barack Obama
31% Hillary Clinton
25% John Edwards

Posted by: adamcgray | January 26, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Obama 45%
Clinton 37.5%
Edwards 17.5%

storyline: clintons manage to say something offensive about SC not counting -- allowing others to infer bc it's black, but not outright saying it, and then denying it. ie, they silently tap into remaining southern racism, appealing to southern whites.

Posted by: boyohboy | January 26, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Obama 39
Edwards 30
Clinton 28

"S.C. is Obama's firewall; Clinton finishes last"

Posted by: mrassam60 | January 26, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Obama - - 39%
Clinton - 32%
Edwards - 28%

Obama wins, but Clinton and her "low expectation" has a strong showing and claims victory- all this while she campaigns in a Super Tuesday state.

Posted by: PFedders | January 26, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

46% Barack Obama
31% Hillary Clinton
19% John Edwards

Story Line:

"Obama Wins Big Despite Bill Clinton's Charges; Bubba Argues that South Carolina is "Irrelevant" and that the Focus Should be on Super Tuesday and the Delegate Totals"

Posted by: mustafa.hirji | January 26, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Obama - 47
Clinton - 43
Edwards - 10

Suprisingly bad finish for Edwards a surprise. Not the big margin Obama needed to run away with Super Tuesday.

Posted by: SRJohnson13 | January 26, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Who do you predict will win the South Carolina Democratic Presidential Primary?


http://www.youpolls.com/details.asp?pid=1633


.

Posted by: PollM | January 26, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Barack -- 42%
John -- 28%
Hilary -- 26%

Posted by: jtt3e | January 26, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Dems:

Obama: 44%
Clinton: 38%
Edwards: 17%

Posted by: fox_xdude | January 26, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Obama 45
Edwards 28
Clinton 27

Clinton's 2nd 3rd place showing a real surprise. Can she win in states without a Clinton Machine?

Posted by: bsimon | January 26, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Obama 44

Edwards 30

Clinton 26

Posted by: gknight1 | January 26, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Obama 45%
Clinton 33%
Edwards 32%

Posted by: donjaime37 | January 26, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Obama 45
Edwards 27
Clinton 26

Storyline
"Negative campaigning against fellow democratic candidates finally catches up with the Clinton machine."

Posted by: jdmcleodjr | January 26, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Obama 43
Edwards 31
Clinton 25

Media narrative turns sharply against Hillary's racist, divisive campaign. Stories of Mark Penn and McAuliffe wandering the empty, paper-strewn halls of campaign headquarters, bottles in their hands and tears in the eyes. Bill Clinton arrested for physically assaulting a reporter. Edwards and Obama begin a truly substantive policy race to the left, challenging each other to build an inclusive national majority to destroy poverty and injustice in the US and beyond.

It might not be probable, I'd prefer it to 4 more months of this crap.

Posted by: Art4 | January 26, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Obama 46%
Clinton 27%
Edwards 27%

Obama wins big among all electorate groups, giving him much needed momentum heading into Super Tuesday. Edwards ties for second, can play king maker with a decent showing on Super Tuesday.

Posted by: sjxylib | January 26, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Due to Clintons' divisive dirty tricks, the GOP wins the Democratic SC primary.

Posted by: twstroud | January 26, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 46
Clinton: 32
Edwards: 22

Storyline: The spinners will be pressing their case: Clinton's will imply Obama won because of black vote and downplay results; Obama's will imply he was able to capture a unity of voters including whites and women and will be well-positioned for Feb. 5. We won't know who is right for two more intense (and in the Clintons' case, sleazy) weeks. Edwards becomes a non-issue.

Posted by: hughesy826 | January 26, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Obama 46
Clinton 36
Edwards 18

Obama carries black vote to victory.

Posted by: rkinsey | January 26, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 42
Edwards: 25
Clinton: 24

Storyline:

Clinton campaign claims they abandoned the state, Favorite Son carries his weight. Obama comes out ahead after the two-headed Clinton machine goes nasty.

Posted by: jakesiler | January 26, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Obama 40
Clinton 26
Edwards 23

Obama secures much needed win, but all eyes are on Feb 5.

Posted by: sofiamj | January 26, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Obama 40%

Clinton 32%

Edwards 25%

Obama gets victory going into February 5th but campaign is troubled by loss of white vote; Edwards vows to stick on in the unstated hope of playing kingmaker post Feb. 5.

Posted by: asher721 | January 26, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Obama 40%

Clinton 32%

Edwards 25%

Obama gets victory going into February 5th but campaign is troubled by loss of white vote; Edwards vows to stick on in the unstated hope of playing kingmaker post Feb. 5.

Posted by: asher721 | January 26, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Obama 55%
Clinton 35%
Edwards 10%

Obama picks up support from both African-American and white women, explained in part by the negative campaigning of the Clinton campaign.

Posted by: KathleenK1 | January 26, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Obama 38%
Clinton 36%
Edwards 22%

Obama wins but by small margin. Serious questions raised over Obama's ability to attract white votes (less than 15% in this primary), especially in Southern States. Independents and women rush to the aid of Clinton once again, who attracts a notable 25% plus of the African American vote. Edwards attracts enough votes to keep him viable through February 5th.

Posted by: darragh_geraghty | January 26, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Obama: 45
Clinton: 28
Edwards: 24

Storyline: Two person race going into Super Tuesday, where Obama needs to win in southern states.

Posted by: pnm4 | January 26, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Obama 39%
Edwards 30%
Clinton 27%

Storyline: Obama's win in South Carolina is muddied by Clinton withdrawing from South Carolina. Race too close to call heading into to Mega Tuesday. Edwards proclaims victory with second place win

Posted by: yweissm1 | January 26, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Obama 45%
Clinton 27%
Edwards 25%

Clinton attacks backfire as Edwards and Obama strengthen their standings going into super Tuesday.

Posted by: jndesant | January 26, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Obama 43%
Clinton 30%
Edwards 24%

Obama lives up to expectations powered by African American and independent voters. Two front runners going into super Tuesday.

Posted by: jndesant | January 26, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Obama 44
Clinton 38
Edwards 16

Obama's victory splits the early state victories setting up a showdown on super Tuesday. Edwards no longer viable.

Posted by: clarktaylor9 | January 26, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Thanks, Chris, but we Florida Democratic voters still feel we are meaningful.

South Carolina

Obama 41
Hillary 39
Edwards 20

Hillary wins big on Super Tuesday. Obama takes the VP slot. Democrats own the White House for the next sixteen years.

Posted by: Mudrock63 | January 26, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Obama: 42
Clinton: 36
Edwards: 20

"Clinton camp suggests voters swayed not by the content of the candidate, but by the color of the campaigner"

Posted by: segatony | January 26, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Clinton: 41
Obama: 33
Edwards: 26

Obama underperforms with the African American vote while Edwards strong third-place showing divides the anti-Hillary vote.

Posted by: jphoebus | January 26, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Obama 44%
Clinton 28%
Edwards 26%

Another strong JRE showing overshadowed by Obama, Super Tuesday picture still muddled.

Posted by: pwtrue | January 26, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Obama: 46%
John Edwards: 31%
HRC: 27%

obama wins African American vote, does well with youth, better amongst women and caucasians than expected. his message of "unity candidate" gets some of its validity back. Edwards soaks up the "grown-up vote" getting those frustrated with the fued from the past week, getting needed momentum. clinton gets third AGAIN spins it as a state she never campaign in, one of the other two points out th ads, the money, and asks: "then why did bill spend so much time there?"

Posted by: tgporo12 | January 26, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Obama 38
Clinton 36
Edwards 26

Clinton's surprisingly strong showing (given her absence from the state) gives her momentum into Super Tuesday; pressure builds on Edwards to drop out

Posted by: amsparks82 | January 26, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Obama 40
Clinton 38
Edwards 22

Bill Clinton's strategy last week results in voting that is polarized along racial lines, but Obama is able to still get a narrow victory heading into February 5th.

Posted by: daerha | January 26, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Obama: 48
Clinton: 33
Edwards: 19

With Obama leading the web stats for the Democrat's:

http://newsusa.myfeedportal.com/viewarticle.php?articleid=40

I see him taking it handily.

Posted by: davidmwe | January 26, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Obama: 45%
Clinton: 33%
Edwards: 20%

Storyline: Will Obama parlay this win into a Feb. 5th victory, or will Clinton's machine dominate?

Posted by: paulalgire | January 26, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Obama wins going away in large part to the questionable stratergy of the Clintons. They had it backwards, Bill should had been in Super Tuesday states and HRC putting in 18-20 hr days in SC. Its why Edwards did so poorly in Nevada and Mitt in SC. If your not in the State, people assume you not interested in their vote: To the Picks:

Obama: 49%
Edwards: 26%
Clinton 24%

Posted by: vbhoomes | January 26, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Obama 41
Clinton 37
Edwards 22

Posted by: Nevadaandy | January 26, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Obama 37
Clinton 33
Edwards 30

Edwards steals the night even though Obama wins. Clinton is still the front runner.

Posted by: ma261988 | January 26, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Clinton 40
Obama 39
Edwards 21

Posted by: lappzimm | January 26, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

BHO 51%
JRE 25%
HRC 24%

Story line:

With Record Setting Turnout, Voters Send Message to Clintons
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[We may hope that civility prevails]

Posted by: mark_in_austin | January 26, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Clinton 40%
Obama 35%
Edwards 25%

"Once again women carry the day as Clinton cements front runner status. Edwards surge leaves Obama camp desperate for answers and momentum heading into Feb. 5th primaries."

Posted by: apnarken | January 26, 2008 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Obama 37%
Clinton 34%
Edwards 28%

Storyline: Obama ekes out narrow victory; racial divide reflected in vote; no clear front-runner heading to Super Tuesday.

Posted by: harlemboy | January 26, 2008 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Obama 42%

Edwards 29%

Clinton 28%

Posted by: drtdave43 | January 26, 2008 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Obama 42%
Clinton 40%
Edwards 18%

Obama wins, but not by as large a margin as the polling results show. Clinton gets last minute surge from undecided voters.

Posted by: aaronankers | January 26, 2008 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Obama 47%
Clinton 28%
Edwards 25%

Storyline: Independants and Republicans Give Obama huge win. Clintons southern strategy fails; eeks out squeaker over Edwards on the backs of women.

Posted by: davehomuth | January 26, 2008 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Obama 39
Clinton 34
Edwards 27

Posted by: bobmoyer | January 26, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Obama 44%
Clinton 36%
Edwards 18%

"Racial divide in voting blunts momentum from Obama win."

Posted by: dantistan | January 26, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Obama 44%
Clinton 32%
Edwards 24%

Storyline "Voting results along race lines, Obama gains needed momentum going into Super Tuesday."

Posted by: matthew_butler | January 26, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

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