It's Day Two of Fordham's pick-the-next-secretary-of-education daily tracking poll (results from day one are here), and Chicago superintendent Arne Duncan and former North Carolina governor Jim Hunt have established themselves as the early favorites. Colin Powell is still in the hunt (no pun intended), though perhaps our insiders are wondering about the likelihood that he'd say yes were President-Elect Obama to offer him the job. Meanwhile, Freeman Hrabowski, the one higher education expert listed yesterday, has apparently fallen out of contention. Keep your eyes on Virginia governor Tim Kaine, who pops up on the radar screen for the first time today.
Other mentions (in this order): Beverly Hall, Erskine Bowles, Caroline Kennedy, Chris Edley, Paul Vallas, Bob Wise, Roy Barnes, and Roy Romer. No longer named by anyone: Andy Rotherham, Kati Haycock, Norm Francis, and Michael Bennet, plus, as mentioned above, Freeman Hrabowski.