Primary Front-Runners On Jan. 1 Often Don't Stay On Top For Long
In the past three elections, these candidates led the pack on the first day of the new year and ended up losing.By Eugene Daniels | January 2, 2016
But being out in front on Jan. 1st doesn't get you to the White House. Just ask these folks.
In 2004, Governor Howard Dean was the Dem's frontrunner. He led the pack by 15 points.