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Bush takes lead in 4 major polls

Discussion in 'The OT' started by mainedish, Jun 21, 2004.

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  1. mainedish

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    RCP Average (6/3 - 6/13) 45.6% 42.0% 5.2% Bush +3.6
    Harris (6/8-6/15) 51% 41% 6% Bush +10
    IBD/TIPP (6/8-6/13) 43% 40% 5% Bush +3
    Pew Research (6/3-6/13) 46% 42% 6% Bush +4
     
  2. Danny R

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    *shrug* The only poll that counts is the one in November.
     
  3. mainedish

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    Not true. The polls do show a trend. According to the Harris Poll who ever is leading in June wins in November .
     
  4. HappyGoLucky

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    But weren't you one of those who, when Kerry was leading, said the polls didn't matter? Interesting how you change your mind so quickly.
     
  5. Capmeister

    Capmeister Large Hairless ApeCutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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    Also, all those polls are within the margin of error. So no lead.
     
  6. Steveox

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    Finaly! the voters hd enough with the liberals.I think when bill clinton put his book out today the voters had enough!! Now theyre supporting bush!! Now they begin to get the message the liberals are brain washing you.Just wait untill they see the movie fahrenheit 9/11 and then the polls will grow larger. :)
     
  7. SimpleSimon

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    Well, maybe Steve. One can only hope.
     
  8. Mike D-CO5

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    Wait till after the conventions to decide who is winning in the polls. A lot can happen between then and now. I imagine a terrorist attack or two can sway a lot of voters to one way of thinking or another. It is predicted there will be attacks on either the conventions or the Olympics in Greece or even a attack right before the election like in Spain. That one convinced their voters to vote out the existing government that supported the U. S. position on terrorism.

    I honestly don't know what would happen if we had one right before the election. Would people in this country be more able to support Bush because they feel he can protect them or vote him out because they feel he is attracting the terrorist attacks?:confused:
     
  9. Redster

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    Interesting thought, possibly he might have information about pending attack but not publicize it , after another attack, we (as in the public) would be more determined than ever to fight the terrorists and vote Bush back in
     
  10. HappyGoLucky

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    I can see it now, the new campaign from the RNC:

    (beep)(beep)(beep)The following is an Emergency Broadcast System message, it is not a test. The United States is currently under terrorist attack. For your safety, please proceed to your nearest election polling site and vote Bush/Cheney, otherwise you may be targeted for elimination by the terrorists.(beep)(beep)(beep)​
     
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    Bush's Ratings Erode as Anti-Terror Fighter


    Mon Jun 21, 2004 09:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Public confidence in President Bush's ability to fight terrorism has significantly eroded, in a challenge to his re-election campaign as a "war president," according to a poll released on Monday.

    The ABC News/Washington Post poll also found, for the first time, that more than half of Americans believe the Iraq war was not worth fighting.

    The poll's findings could spell trouble for Bush, whose ratings in the anti-terrorism fight have been one of his strongest suits as he seeks re-election on a national-security platform.

    The poll said that approval of Bush's handling of the U.S. campaign against terrorism had fallen to 50 percent, down 8 points in the last month and 29 points below its post Iraq-war peak.

    "Bush ... has weakened in his once-strongest area," ABC said in reporting the poll on its Web site. (http://abcnews.go.com)

    In addition, Americans now rate Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry level with Bush in ability to combat terrorism. Bush had led Kerry by 13 percentage points on the issue a month ago, and by 21 points the month before, but the new poll showed Kerry with 48 points to Bush's 47 points.

    However, the poll also found that Americans continued to pick Bush over Kerry as someone who could make the country more secure.

    The poll was taken June 17-20. This was after a week in which the commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks revealed shortcomings in the U.S. response and cast doubt on administration assertions of close ties between prewar Iraq and the al Qaeda militant network responsible for the attacks.

    It also came as Americans reacted to the abduction and beheading of U.S. contractor Paul Johnson in Saudi Arabia, purportedly by al Qaeda. ABC said Bush's approval rating on terrorism declined among those surveyed after the slaying.

    Amid rising disenchantment with the war in Iraq, the poll said 52 percent of those surveyed said the war was not worth fighting, and seven in 10 called U.S. casualties there "unacceptable."

    "At this point it's hard to see Iraq as anything but a net negative politically for the Bush administration," ABC said.

    In a head-to-head comparison on terrorism concerns, the public by a 14-point margin picked Bush over Kerry to keep the nation "safer and more secure." Only four in 10 polled said Kerry had a "clear plan" on terrorism, lagging behind Bush.

    "I'm a war president," Bush said in a television interview in February. "The American people need to know they (have) got a president who sees the world the way it is."

    Rating Bush's overall job performance, 47 percent of Americans approved while 51 percent disapproved, inching over the halfway-mark for the first time in ABC/Post polls going back to December 2001. An approval rating below 50 percent is considered a danger sign for presidents seeking re-election.

    In match-ups among registered voters, Kerry had a narrow lead of 48 percent to Bush's 44 percent in a three-man race including Ralph Nader. Kerry had 53 percent to Bush's 45 percent in a two-man contest, the poll said.

    The poll surveyed 1,201 adults and has an error margin of 3 points.​
     
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