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Snellius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:01 PM
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2004 Race Still Close (FOX Poll: Bush 43%, Kerry 42%)
President Bush (search) and John Kerry (search) remain tied in a head-to-head presidential matchup, according to a new Fox News poll released Friday, and a bare majority believes Bush will win in November.

The national poll of registered voters finds the race is still neck-and-neck, with 43 percent of voters preferring Bush and 42 percent Kerry, if the election were held today. Little change is seen when Ralph Nader (search) is included, as he receives 2 percent, Bush 42 percent and Kerry 40 percent. The race has been deadlocked within one or two percentage points for about two months.
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For Kerry voters, over a third (38 percent) say the main reason they are supporting the senator is Hes not Bush, while others cite his positions on the issues (22 percent), and the simple fact that he is a Democrat (11 percent).

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,118011,00.html
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:06 PM
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1. So, then it's really Kerry 51%, Bush 45%
Since we know that Fox "adjusts" the numbers.
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ProudGerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:09 PM
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2. That has to be it
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 05:09 PM by ProudGerman
A few weeks ago, Kerry had a nice lead in the polls. Since then, everything's gotten worse for Dipshit and he's pulled ahead?

It makes no sense.
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lancdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:34 PM
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7. A few weeks before that, Bush had pulled ahead
then Richard Clarke stopped his momentum. This race will continue to fluctuate some, but if it stays close that's great news for Kerry, because undecideds break overwhelmingly for the challenger.
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:16 PM
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3. Forget the "adjustments". . .
there's 15% undecided in this poll. Which side of the ballot do you think they'll be on come November?
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:23 PM
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5. Undecideds primarily go to the challenger
since they already know how the incumbent performs.
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:27 PM
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6. My point. . .
n/t
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:22 PM
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4. LOL, I was just thinking if FOX has it that close, Kerry must be ahead 10%
:bounce:
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Daisey Mae Donating Member (654 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:41 PM
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8. OH ! Like I really believe these numbers.......
Since I know that they are FAIR AND BALANCED......
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DAGDA56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:52 PM
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9. Somebody at FOX seems to have balanced these numbers...
nt
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:59 PM
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11. We're winning!
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 05:59 PM by goclark

There is no way that Fox would make the race thisclose unless Kerry really had at least a 7 pt. lead.

They must need their Pampers when they see the real numbers and try to figure out how to spin them...ha!
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Katha Donating Member (287 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:56 PM
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10. I'm surprised Faux let it be that close
Kerry must really have a good lead on the Shrub.

And hooray for that number of undecided! If there's any justice in this world, they'll ALL go to the senator. :bounce:
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Voltaire99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:52 PM
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12. Forget Kucinich. It's Nader who...
...may have some bargaining clout after the convention.

If Kerry backs off some of his more conservative positions (eg, cutting corporate taxes), he might be able to cut a deal.
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InformedSource Donating Member (300 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:59 PM
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13. I WANT the poll numbers to stay close
I want people who want the Bushistas outa there to be worried, scared even. If Kerry were to pull ahead in the polls then people would get complacent and stop campaigning and contributing, and might not even bother to vote.

It's hard, though. Kerry is making strong sounding sound bytes, but the positions he's taking are not strong enough for me. I'm not enthused about him, but I plan to do whatever I can because, as lessers of two evils go . . . well, I want Bush to GO!
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jeanmarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:07 PM
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14. Faux threw out some chum earlier
Of course I can't prove it without seizing their records, but I think they might have thrown a bone to Kerry on purpose on having him ahead in a previous poll.
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:36 PM
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15. I'm sorry I can't source
But I saw a report today (link from Buzzflash) that Kerry was leading the electoral vote!

http://www.wgoeshome.com
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:19 PM
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16. I Just Thought About The High Stakes...
for all media giants during and after this election. Kerry will egt the chance to leave a scar
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