From ABC News:
Democrats Lose Their Edge
Come to think of it, have they ever had an edge?
The article talks about a poll which notes that Congress’ approval rating has slid back down to pre-election levels, primarily due to the Iraq war issue, which is leaving nobody happy these days.
On a more interesting note, for the first time in, I think, ever, Senator Barack Obama is now in a virtual tie with Senator Clinton in a poll about the Dem presidential nomination:
WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama are essentially tied for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, the first time that the New York senator hasn’t clearly led the field.
The Illinois senator bests Clinton by a single percentage point, 30%-29%, if the contest includes former vice president Al Gore.
Clinton bests Obama by a single point, 37%-36%, if it doesn’t include Gore.
The survey of 310 Democrats and 160 independents who “lean” Democratic, taken Friday through Sunday, has a margin of error of +/- 5 percentage points.
Polls being what they are, though, they can change in a New York minute (no pun intended). That said, no doubt Mrs. Clinton will be sharpening her claws and revamping her strategy after she reads news of this poll this morning.