WASHINGTON (AP) -- An unscientific survey of liberal activists say Barack Obama and John Edwards are the Democratic presidential candidates who offer the best hope for leading the country out of Iraq.
Obama got 28 percent of the nearly 43,000 votes from MoveOn.org's more than three million members in an online survey. He closely edged out Edwards, the former North Carolina senator and the 2004 vice presidential nominee, with 25 percent.
The vote was conducted after MoveOn.org's virtual candidate forum Tuesday night in which seven of the eight Democratic candidates answered questions about Iraq and had their answers aired online and on Air America Radio.
Of those who listened to responses at MoveOn.org parties across the country, Edwards was the favorite with 25 percent of the vote, followed by New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson with 21 percent. Obama came in third at 19 percent amd New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton came up with 11 percent support.
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