Sen. Obama released his campaign figures and has raised a large sum of money, $25 million, which puts him neck and neck with Sen. Clinton. Although the Illinois’ Senator’s campaign seems to have plateaued, the availability of money, and coming from a larger number of sources than Sen. Clinton’s monies, puts him in a very good position to offer an alternative to the front runner.
Sen. Barack continues to be perceived as the “outside voice” and enjoys support among more moderate voters in the Democratic party. He is also perceived by the public and the press as a candidate who brings more people in, whereas, Sen. Clinton remains a very polarizing figure. While the two candidates are close in cash on hand, Ms. Clinton does hold an edge of about 10% points in an aggregate of major national polls. Sen. Edwards trails both, but is doing very well in the early caucas states of Iowa and New Hampshire, and seems to be enjoying crossover and Independent support.