Anyone who's not John Kerry has a weekend (and a long, holiday weekend at that) to turn around the race in Wisconsin ahead of the Feb. 17 primary. The latest American Research Group poll shows Kerry has a commanding lead there. Kerry has 53 percent, Edwards 16 percent, Dean 11 percent and undecideds are 16 percent.
The polling analysis shows Kerry way ahead in "favorability," with 65 percent of likely Democratic primary voters saying they have a favorable opinion of Kerry. In comparison, 43 percent say they have an unfavorable opinion of Dean -- the more he campaigns there, the less the voters seem to like him. Not a good sign. As for Edwards, he has his own battle ahead to raise his profile in the Badger State -- 44 percent said they are aware of him but don't know enough about him to form an opinion.
Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.