ABC News Political Unit's 2008 Presidential Invisible Primary Ratings, Vol. 1

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Winning the largely invisible run-up to the balloting in these two states means building a presence there -- personally, in terms of appearances and local media coverage, and through support from key operatives and elected officials. As the contests draw closer, statewide polling will come to matter, too, in terms of setting expectations.

Iowa
  Republicans
Potential Candidates
Mike Huckabee 1
George Allen 2
John McCain 3
George Pataki 3
Newt Gingrich 5
Mitt Romney 5
Sam Brownback 7
Bill Frist 8
Chuck Hagel 8
Rudy Giuliani 10
Tom Tancredo 11

Iowa
  Democrats
Potential Candidates
Potential Candidates
Tom Vilsack 1
Hillary Clinton 2
John Edwards 3
Tom Daschle 4
John Kerry 5
Evan Bayh 6
Joe Biden 7
Russ Feingold 8
Mark Warner 9
Wesley Clark 10
Bill Richardson 11

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New Hampshire: Same as Iowa, with local press including the Boston media market and a primary electorate which includes independents.

New Hampshire
  Republicans
Potential Candidates
John McCain 1
Mitt Romney 2
Rudy Giuliani 3
George Allen 4
Newt Gingrich 5
Chuck Hagel 5
George Pataki 5
Mike Huckabee 8
Bill Frist 9
Sam Brownback 10
Tom Tancredo 11

New Hampshire
  Democrats
Potential Candidates
Hillary Clinton 1
John Kerry 2
John Edwards 3
Mark Warner 4
Evan Bayh 5
Joe Biden 6
Wesley Clark 7
Russ Feingold 8
Tom Vilsack 9
Bill Richardson 10
Tom Daschle 11

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Other States (In Terms of the Nomination Calendar): Is the candidate methodically building a presence -- through personal appearances and/or support from key local operatives and officials -- in the states whose nominating contests are likely to be in play around the time of Iowa and New Hampshire? The calendar will remain in flux for a bit longer , but as of today, states viewed as likely to fall in here include South Carolina, Michigan, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona.

Other States
  Republicans
Potential Candidates
John McCain 1
Mitt Romney 2
Rudy Giuliani 3
George Allen 4
Bill Frist 5
Mike Huckabee 6
Sam Brownback 7
Newt Gingrich 8
George Pataki 9
Chuck Hagel 10
Tom Tancredo 11

Other States
  Democrats
Potential Candidates
Hillary Clinton 1
John Kerry 2
John Edwards 3
Mark Warner 4
Bill Richardson 5
Joe Biden 6
Russ Feingold 6
Tom Vilsack 6
Evan Bayh 9
Wesley Clark 9
Tom Daschle 11

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Perceived Electability: On the Democratic side, it's the one of the large questions many Democrats are continuously asking about Hillary Clinton. On the other hand, John McCain, for example, is widely seen as eminently electable in November, it's his ability to win the nomination that may give some question.

Perceived Electability
  Republicans
Potential Candidates
John McCain 1
Rudy Giuliani 2
George Allen 3
Mitt Romney 4
Bill Frist 5
George Pataki 5
Chuck Hagel 7
Mike Huckabee 8
Newt Gingrich 9
Sam Brownback 10
Tom Tancredo 11

Perceived Electability
  Democrats
Potential Candidates
Mark Warner 1
John Edwards 2
Hillary Clinton 3
Evan Bayh 4
Wesley Clark 5
Tom Vilsack 6
Tom Daschle 7
John Kerry 7
Joe Biden 9
Bill Richardson 9
Russ Feingold 11

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