|10-11-2004, 03:08 PM||#1|
Angling in the Deep
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Texas Riviera, Southern Mountains
Kerry Erases 14 Point Deficit!!!!
The debates have clearly propelled Kerry back into the race with one more to go.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - John Kerry (news - web sites) has overcome a 14-point deficit in a new opinion poll showing the Democratic White House hopeful in a statistical dead heat with President George W. Bush (news - web sites).
The USA Today/CNN/Gallup Poll gives Kerry a 49 to 48 percent lead over Bush among likely voters three weeks before the November 2 presidential election. A prior poll had given Bush a 54 to 40 percent edge in mid-September.
A majority of Americans polled, 49 percent, say they disapprove of the way Bush is handling the presidency, while 47 percent say they approve. In late September, 54 percent approved of Bush's handling of the job.
Kerry beats Bush on honesty (44 to 42 percent) and on which contender expresses himself more clearly (57 to 38 percent).
Still, 56 percent say Bush is a strong and decisive leader, while only 38 percent believe Kerry is a better leader.
Kerry's comeback comes on the heels of the first two presidential debates, both of which Kerry is considered to have won.
The poll showed that 45 percent of Americans believe Kerry won the second debate, which took place Friday, while 30 percent say Bush won.
The third and final debate will be held Wednesday, and 54 percent predict Kerry will win again, compared to 36 percent for Bush.
|10-11-2004, 03:16 PM||#2|
Ring of Famer
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Northern Virginia
I'm sure Kerry is gaining ground right now, but in a race this polarized, I don't believe Bush ever had a 14-point lead. The party-ID statistics of Gallup's samples seem to swing an awful lot.
|10-11-2004, 03:35 PM||#3|
Mo' holla fo' yo' dolla!
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: In a bunker in an undisclosed location
It's just another way the republican noise machine tries to demoralize and/or discourage those who would vote against Little Caligula.
Meanwhile, here in reality, Smirk is a "uniter--not a divider" after all. No one else has done more to unite Dems, liberals, progressives, and old-guard repubs in recent memory.
|10-11-2004, 03:43 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Hot Springs, Ouachitah
Your such an idiot. Orange Doofus isn't some communist/facist Repug smirk lover.
Sit down and shut up because this poll is total garbage. It's not even important other than for propoganda.
Go look at the battleground states.