This Iowa Poll shows Dean leading Gephardt by five points (23 to 18), with Kerry at 15%. Real Clear Politics has a nice chart, state by state, of not only the latest polls, but some going back to early November. If you scroll down please note the following. In the states where Dean is ahead (except Delaware-Lieberman, and Missouri-Gephardt, Connecticut-Lieberman) he is closely followed by Clark. (Ignore those states, e.g., North Carolina, Texas, where there are no recent polls reported.) Edwards seems to have moved up a few notches in Iowa and it is being reported by Adam Nagourney of the NYTimes that Edwards is taking points away from Gephardt. That seems to be the case. But also note that a Reuters/Zogby poll is reporting that Dean has only a two point lead over Gephardt, with only 14% undecided. The largest paper in endorses Edwards. Dan Balzs account of Iowa in the WaPo. Dvaid Broder praises Iowans and the process there: uncynical and straightforward folks.
Surely it says something important about Gephardt that Tom Harkin chose to endorse Dean and Iowas largest newspaper has thrown its support to Edwards. What ever happened to the "favorite son"?