WASHINGTON — Richard A. Gephardt leads the other Democratic presidential candidates in a poll of likely voters in the party's Iowa caucuses that will lead off the presidential competition in January.
The Missouri representative was at 27% in the Research 2000 poll released Thursday. John F. Kerry, a senator from Massachusetts, was at 14%; Howard Dean, a former governor of Vermont, was at 11%; and Joseph I. Lieberman, a senator from Connecticut, was at 10%.
Others were in single digits with John Edwards, a North Carolina senator, at 4% and Carol Moseley Braun, a former Illinois senator, at 2%. Al Sharpton of New York, Bob Graham, a senator from Florida, and Dennis J. Kucinich, an Ohio representative, were all at 1%.