Kerry Leads With 47 Percent Among Wisconsin Voters, Poll Shows

By Melanie Arter | July 7, 2008 | 8:30 PM EDT

( - Just one day before Tuesday's primary, front-runner John Kerry is leading all other Democratic presidential candidates with 47 percent of the vote in Wisconsin, the latest poll shows.

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean is in second place with 23 percent, while Sen. John Edwards is in third place with 20 percent, according to a new Reuters/MSNBC/Zogby poll taken from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15.

Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich has just two percent of the vote, while Rev. Al Sharpton is bringing up the rear with one percent.

"Kerry goes into the primary with a commanding lead. Dean is polling very well among young people around Madison. It is hard to see Dean going on from here however, he is polling well enough to get delegates and it's interesting to see that Edwards and Dean together suggest a substantial non-Kerry vote," said pollster John Zogby.

"What would happen if Kerry were to face just one opponent? Kerry has the highest favorable ratings and is given by far and away, the best shot at defeating President Bush. Again, it's all about electability," Zogby added.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.

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