Should you be interested...Senator Barack Obama won a straw poll conducted at the 2007 Take Back America conference in Washington, DC. The poll was carried out by the political strategy firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and sponsored by the online news site The Politico. Obama received 29% of the 720 votes. Former North Carolina Senator John Edwards finished second with 26% support. Senator Hillary Clinton of New York wound up third with 17% in spite of her traditional front runner status in most national polls.
Personally, I think polls of any kind are meaningless at this point. They're so meaningless that they're all that the usual schmos are obsessing about, they comprise 90% of that annoying news crawl, and they're based on John Edwards' hair cut, Hillary's theme song, and Kucinich's height.
--Never mind that there are wars, vetoed stem cell bills, and a million other issues that actually affect lives.
--Never mind that there are still privately owned voting machines that could dictate the outcome of a national election.
--Never mind that BushCo has shat on what's left of democracy.
Instead, let's breathlessly speculate on the outcome of an event that's over a year away.