From a hodge-podge article this morning in the Concord Monitor comes this interesting bit of analysis from Chris Wallace:
In advance of the Republican debate on Wednesday, we checked with one of the questioners - Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace - about the state of the races.
In Wallace's eyes, the top tier of the GOP has room for five. Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani and the soon-to-announce Fred Thompson lead. John McCain is "back in fourth place right now." Mike Huckabee, he said, "is in fifth place but I think has become a front-tier candidate."
On the Democratic said, Wallace said, "Clinton is the clear frontrunner." Obama and Edwards fill out the top tier, he said.