Two recent polls have shown the Republican field in Iowa tightening, with John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Rudy Giuliani clustered near the top. Zogby just came out with a poll showing Romney at 19% and McCain and Giuliani tied at 18%. Research 2000 shows similar results: McCain 18%, Giuliani 17%, Romney 16%. Romney’s increase might be a result of his showing in the first Republican debate.
On the Democratic side, Zogby has Edwards at 26%, Clinton 24%, and Obama 22%. Research 2000 has Clinton at 28%, Edwards at 26%, and Obama 22%. Bill Richardson also makes a strong showing in the poll with 7% after going on the airwaves with a humorous series of ads.