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1st: Rudy Giuliani (steady) Strength in early states and national polls gives him the #1 spot for another week.
2nd: Mitt Romney (falling) Romney managed to hold on to leads in Iowa and NH although national support has fallen and he is down to 4th in national polls. If he loses either state Romney could be in serious trouble without support in key states on Super Tuesday.
3rd Tied: John McCain (rising) Still rising in polls in NH and South Carolina, 2 must-win states for him. He is now 2nd or 3rd in national polls. The McCain campaign seems to have revived itself but can the keep picking up steam to win the nomination especially after only raising $5 million in the 2nd Quarter.
3rd Tied: Fred Thompson (falling) Thompson remains strong nationally in about 2nd place only 5-10 points behind Giuliani, but worries are coming into his campaign with single digit numbers coming out of ARG and other new poll in early states. Thompson was also expected to raise the most money this quater but fell short of expectations.
5th: Mike Huckabee (falling) Huckabee who seemed to be a Top Tier candidate looking to be a darkhorse with Gingrich's exit, saw his chances dim as he only raised $1 million for his campaign this quarter. His campaign has yet to reach over $5 million this entire campaign. No candidate can expect to win with such low funding.
1st: Hillary Clinton (rising) I just saw one poll where it had Hillary over 50% nationally! 30 points ahead of Obama. Obama is trailing by 20 points nationally and Hillary leads in all 3 early states. Could this be a blow out for Hillary? Hillary also won the money race this quarter something she hasn't done once this year.
2nd: Barack Obama (falling) Obama may be falling nationally and lost the money race, but he has gained support in Iowa a state needed to take the nomination away from Hillary. If Hillary loses the state whoever wins it recievs a huge chance to beat her on Super Tuesday.
3rd: John Edwards (falling) Edwards has fallen to 3rd in a must-win state, Iowa. If he gets even 2nd he is out of the race, Edwards shows now poor national numbers ands single digits in NH. Not looking to good for the Edwards campaign.
4th: Bill Richardson (steady) Haven't heard too much out of his campaign lately. he has layed off the major advertizing that has made his campaign as successful as it has been, but he now trails in Nevada by 20 points. Not a good sign for presidential ambitions.
5th: Joe Biden (falling) Biden has no hope. He has started to advertize more, but polls just wont show 1 sign of hope for his campaign.