From CNN, 6 minutes ago:
With 76 percent of precincts reporting, Obama had the support of 36 percent of voters, compared to 31 percent for Edwards and 30 percent for Clinton.
With 41 percent of Republican precincts reporting, Huckabee had the support of 31 percent of voters, compared to 23 percent for Mitt Romney. Fred Thompson had 13 percent and John McCain had 12.
Rudy Giuliani, who has turned the focus of his campaign to the February 5 “Super Tuesday” primaries, trailed with 11 percent.
Think Progress is reporting from Politicalticker a survey the notes who’s showing up to vote for Huckleberry Hound:
On the Republican side, “nearly 75 percent are over the age of 45. There are slightly more men than women.” Approximately 60 percent identify themselves as evangelical Christians. Immigration is the top issue.
Why are we not surprised? Republicans are so disgusted, they’re staying home. The nursing homes everywhere throughout Iowa are empty and they’re voting with their Bibles instead of their noggins.
The Democrats are showing up in droves. MSNBC, via Obama’s blog pages are reporting that young people are appearing in stunning numbers.
Senator Barack Obama : 35.09%
Senator John Edwards : 31.16%
Senator Hillary Clinton : 30.89%
Governor Bill Richardson : 1.78%
Senator Joe Biden : 0.94%
Uncommitted : 0.11%
Senator Chris Dodd : 0.03%
Precincts Reporting: 1247 of 1781
Bill Richardson should go home immediately and begin his election campaign for US Senate to replace Pete Domenici’s vacancy. Biden and Dodd should get a manicure and a haircut and look forward to getting a phone call from Obama or Edwards to run as their Veep.
Tim Russert on MSNBC just reported that some 50% of those showing up to caucus for the Democrats were doing it for the first time in their lives. And, an overwhelming amount of those who did show up, when asked if they did because of the “War in Iraq” or for “Change”: an overwhelming majority said they were there because they wanted Change. Russrt also noted that this is the same Iowa who voted for Bush in ’04.