Stoudemire passed perennial starter Kevin Garnett on Thursday for the second forward spot in the Eastern Conference, while Rose moved ahead of the Celtics' Rajon Rondo in a battle of guards hoping to make their first start.
Stoudemire, in his first season in New York, is nearly 94,000 votes ahead of Garnett as he bids to become the first Knicks player voted to start since Patrick Ewing in 1992. Rose is now 54,264 in front of Rondo.
The Knicks' heavy campaign to elevate Amar'e Stoudemire to all-star starter status is obviously proving to pay dividends. Although Stoudemire's MVP-like season and stardom status in New York City should prove to be easy propellers for him into the starting lineup, he has previously had trouble overtaking Garnett in the recent weeks.
Stoudemire has averaged 26.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks during the Knicks' resurgence, leading them to a 22-16 record thus far.
The obvious toast of the town, Stoudemire will be appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight.