The Service Employees won't endorse anyone today, but judging from a straw poll of their members, John Edwards and Barack Obama would have the inside track.

That's not a surprise -- Edwards has been working the SEIU for years, and Obama's biography is tailor-made for SEIU members.

Sources close to the SEIU executive board would not tell me whether Edwards or Obama scored higher in the poll but did acknowledge that both had polled the highest. An SEIU spokesperson said the union would not reveal the results.

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