Other than robo-Rasmussen, Pew is the first national poll to show McCain charging into the lead at 22%. Rudy is at 20% and Huckabee (Huckaboom now Huckafade?) at 17%. Romney is at 12% (Thompson, Rudy, Huckabee and now McCain have all managed a surge at one time or another into the lead but never Romney.) Thompson is a 9%. Quite a race, isn’t it? UPDATE: The internals are very interesting. On a national basis Huckabee leads among evangelicals with 28% (Romney draws just 8%). Among conservatives McCain and Huckabee are tied at 20%, Rudy is at 15% and Romney at 11%. Now national figures differ of course from individual states but if Romney is not closing the sale with evangelicals or conservatives can he win Iowa? Yes, because he has spent time and millions ( including millions of his own, which is campaign declined to quantify to others or to me today) to try to win Iowa. But if he doesn’t do it there, Phil’s likely right– there is no great groundswell for him elsewhere.