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Russell Sova
09-17-2004, 12:53 PM
Bush 57%
Kerry 42%

Bruce Hooke
09-17-2004, 01:08 PM
New Opinion Polls at Odds Over White House Race
VOA News
17 Sep 2004, 15:29 UTC

Two new opinion surveys in the United States paint very different pictures of the presidential race.

A USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll of more than 1,000 people gives President Bush an eight-point lead over challenger John Kerry among all registered voters.

But another new opinion poll by the Pew Research Center indicates Mr. Bush's post-convention advantage in the polls is eroding, with the two men now at a 46 percent to 46 percent dead heat among registered voters. The Pew poll finds six in 10 voters say they plan to watch the upcoming televised presidential debates - substantially higher than the interest in debates during the last two elections.

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km gresham
09-17-2004, 01:37 PM
The one that counts is in November. Vote early and vote often! smile.gif

km gresham
09-17-2004, 06:41 PM
And here's the CBS poll. No wonder Dan was trying to help Kerry. :D I wonder what the internals are. From the looks of the Kerry camp, they're the same or worse. His support is a mile wide and a quarter inch deep, too. Folks who are that uncommitted aren't inclined to break a sweat (or get rained on, or plow through snow) to go vote.

CBS Poll: Bush leads Kerry by 9 points
Friday, September 17, 2004 10:49:54 PM

WASHINGTON (AFX) -- President Bush has maintained his post-convention bounce and even grown his support to a nine-point lead over Democratic rival John Kerry, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll released Friday

Fifty percent of respondents support Bush, compared with 41 percent who support Kerry, up from 49 percent for Bush and 42 percent for Kerry just one week ago

The nationwide poll was conducted in a telephone survey of 1,088 registered voters from Thursday through Sunday and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent

And Bush's support is much stronger than Kerry's support, which is roughly divided among those who favor Kerry and those who dislike Bush

Sixty-three percent of Bush backers say they strongly favor the president, while just 9 percent support Bush because they dislike other candidates

In contrast, 40 percent of Kerry's supporters strongly favor the senator, slightly higher than the 31 percent of Kerry backers who are supporting him because they dislike the president

The economy remains the top issue voters want to hear the candidates talk about, but Kerry supporters are more eager to hear talk about the economy than Bush supporters

Roughly 24 percent of all voters think the economy is the top issue, followed by 17 percent who think the war in Iraq is the most important issue. Sixteen percent think healthcare should be the top priority

Broken down by candidate, 29 percent of Kerry supporters believe the economy is the most important issue, while only 18 percent of Bush voters want to hear talk about the economy most. Twenty-two percent of Kerry voters want to hear about the war in Iraq, while just 13 percent of Bush voters think Iraq is the top priority

Only 1 percent of Kerry voters want to hear about terrorism, compared to 10 percent of Bush voters who think terrorism should be the top priority

On the economy, about 42 percent of respondents have confidence in Bush's decision-making process, compared with 56 percent who are uneasy about his economic policies

That's almost identical to responses a week ago and roughly in line with beliefs about Kerry's decision making process. Forty-three percent of respondents have confidence in Kerry's economic policies, while 51 percent are uneasy about his approach. This story was supplied by CBSMarketWatch. For further information see www.cbsmarketwatch.com (http://www.cbsmarketwatch.com)