PPP just released their Iowa poll. The bad news is Obama's lead has declined but the good news is he's still ahead of Romney, 47% to 45%:
PPP has noted that part of Obama's decline is due to the rise of Republican registration in Iowa but there are two silver linings that could help Obama. One is Obama still has a large lead with unaffiliated voters, which is good because Iowa has the highest rate of Independent and unaffiliated voters more than any state in the country. The other thing that will help Obama win the state again is if Obama makes wind energy a big issue:
"If wind energy ends up being a defining issue for Iowa voters that will be good news for Obama's prospects in the state. 54% of voters support the tax credit for wind energy production companies to only 26% who oppose it. Among independents support is 58/25. 68% of voters say they consider wind energy to be an important issue, including 29% of voters who say that it's 'very important.' When asked which Presidential candidate they trust more on wind energy Obama beats Romney 47-37. In a state that looks like a sheer toss up this could end up being a defining issue."
It'll be a tighter race in iowa this year but I still believe it's Obama's for the taking. Wind energy is a winning issue for Obama and an issue he supports along with the majority or Iowans. Lets see Romney flip flop on this issue.