Vermont Governor Howard Dean leads the pack in New Jersey, just as he does among Democrats in the country as a whole. On the eve of Iowa’s caucuses, the first major event in the presidential nominating process, Dean is the first choice of about one in four (23%) Garden State Democrats. Five other candidates—Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman, Representative Dick Gephardt, retired General Wesley Clark and the Rev. Al Sharpton – are bunched behind Dean, each with the support of about one Democrat in ten. Trailing this group are Senator John Edwards (3%) and Representative Dennis Kucinich (3%).