In the US, Senator Barack Obama is getting a phenomenal welcome in New Hampshire and has raised $1 million from ordinary people. A presidential run seems very likely.
New Hampshire is, of course, the first election in the presidential primaries. Candidates have to make a good showing there. The first serious primary, however, is often thought to be Iowa.
Interestingly, a recent poll from Iowa shows John Edwards doing well:
Former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) "came out far ahead of the rest of the pack of possible Democratic presidential candidates in a poll of Iowa Democrats," reports the Des Moines Register.
The survey results: 36% of Iowans support Edwards, followed by Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) with 16%, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) with 13%, and Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack (D) with 9%.