The Elon poll is not nice to John Edwards.
But I am skeptical.
The southeast (Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida) regional poll released today shows Edwards with the support of only 11% of self identified Democratic voters. That is actually up from a similar February Elon poll that showed him with the support of less than eight percent.
One thing the February poll did that today's poll does not is break out the results by the state of the respondent. Then, Edwards had the support of 13.5% of North Carolina respondents. PPP and Civitas both did North Carolina presidential polls that month and showed Edwards with 34% and 24% levels of support respectively.
Because Elon does not filter for likely primary voters or even likely voters take these results with a grain of salt but here they are:
Too early to tell 10.2
Don't know 8.6
Too early to tell 15.5
Don't know 13.2