has Huckabee by 5 pts. while Zogby/CSPAN/Reuters
has him by 6 pts. Both have Thompson narrowly in third. Yes these, like the Des Moines Register poll which had Huckbee up 6 pts, could be wrong and in particular Romney’s organization is worth a few points at the polls. But maybe there was a last minute Huckabee surge which much of the media — other than intrepid Phil who saw crowds with his own eyes — missed since they were convinced that the silly negative ad stunt would do in Huckabee. (Could the McCain anti-Romney ads widely reported in the media have pushed down Romney even before NH?) Meanwhile many are now convinced there has been an Obama surge on the Democratic side and that his victory will be aided by Independents voting in the Democratic primary. Is this a day of enthusiasm over organization or in the end does money and a whole lot of staff really matter? All I know is Hillary
is madly spinning about Iowa not being the end and not going anywhere if she loses. On the GOP side, I’d strongly suggest that 80,000 GOP voters won’t settle anything.