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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-04-04 04:16 PM
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ABC/WaPo: Kerry Gaining but Bush Still in Lead; LV Bush 51% Kerry 46%
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Oct. 4, 2004 Sen. John Kerry's personal popularity forged into positive territory after the first presidential debate, according to a new ABC News poll. Numbers show that enthusiasm for his candidacy rose and concerns about Iraq the debate's chief focus advanced as an election issue.

Vote preferences are essentially unchanged, with President Bush maintaining a lead in this first ABC News tracking poll of the 2004 election in the horse race, and on top issues and attributes alike. But enthusiasm for Bush lost ground, and Kerry, by improving his basic acceptability, clearly has revived what recently was a struggling effort.

Post-debate evaluations went Kerry's way: Likely voters by more than a 2-1 margin, 52 percent to 23 percent, say he won the debate, compared with a more modest 45 percent to 36 percent win among debate watchers in an ABC News poll Thursday night.
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  -ABC/WaPo: Kerry Gaining but Bush Still in Lead; LV Bush 51% Kerry 46% tritsofme  Oct-04-04 04:16 PM   #0 
  - for some reason..  Steelangel   Oct-04-04 04:20 PM   #1 
  - In the last couple of days saw polls saying that Kerry lead by 1%  movonne   Oct-04-04 04:22 PM   #2 
  - The polls were all over the place before the debate, too  lancdem   Oct-04-04 04:27 PM   #7 
  - More...  Kikosexy2   Oct-04-04 04:24 PM   #3 
  - WaPo is a likkkudnick tool paper  Jacobin   Oct-04-04 04:25 PM   #4 
  - why would anyone flame you--you are absolutely right  dumpster_baby   Oct-04-04 04:34 PM   #9 
  - The horse race numbers will come around  lancdem   Oct-04-04 04:26 PM   #5 
  - it started in the two weeks ago ...  shockingelk   Oct-04-04 04:46 PM   #10 
  - I don't get it...  SandraBaskind   Oct-04-04 04:27 PM   #6 
  - Asshole Bastard Creeps. I had to edit  Stew225   Oct-04-04 04:27 PM   #8 
  - I bet these polls are heavily skewed towards Republicans  daleo   Oct-04-04 04:54 PM   #11 
  - Well now we know how the people in rural Tennessee feel  bluestateguy   Oct-04-04 05:29 PM   #12 
  - We're tied among independents. We are not down.  Zynx   Oct-04-04 08:48 PM   #13 
  - YUP  sonicx   Oct-04-04 08:49 PM   #14 
  - ANOTHER poll of "unLIKELY VOTERS"!!! I wonder how many  VegasWolf   Oct-04-04 10:23 PM   #15 
  - I'm getting pissed...  MattBaggins   Oct-04-04 11:16 PM   #16 
     - means not a thing  montana500   Oct-04-04 11:31 PM   #17 

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