leg4li2ed0pe wrote:XXXXX wrote: Have you and your Kerry cronies begun reading the latest polls to see George's climb back up? Read 'em and weep gentlemen.
I have in fact seen the lastest poll. Here it is:
People who believe the country is on the wrong track: 60 (The highest number in an LA Times poll since bush became president)
http://www.news24houston.com/content/he ... 26&SecID=2
I'm not weeping yet.
I must admit two things.
- 1) Kerry still has a slight lead, but when Nader is factored in, and especially when you look at the support on the all important electoral map, the race is a dead heat. Take a look at the middle of this Gallup Poll page which looks at support for all candidates in both the red electoral states that Bush won against Gore, and the blue states that Gore won.
This will be another squeaker, but I do believe that as the economy improves, gas prices go down with already agreed to OPEC increased production, and more progress in Iraq, that Bush will keep pulling ahead in polls, and more importantly in the electoral balance. The polls will be close until after the Democratic convention.
- 2) I was somewhat concerned seeing your poll, which differed so much from the one I saw....until I saw the source of your poll. You must agree that the LA Times is a liberal newspaper, in a liberal city, in a democratic state. Their polls have never correlated with reputable polling.
The poll I saw was done by the Opinion Dynamics Corporation, which is more respected in terms of fairness than the LA Times. You can see their results at this Fox News webpage. It was done on June 8-9th, and is summarized as:The national registered voter poll finds the Republican incumbent would receive the support of 43 percent to Kerry's 45 percent, if the presidential election were held today. When independent Ralph Nader is included, he receives three percent, Bush 42 percent and Kerry 42 percent.
Take the time to read through all the questions that they asked and the poll responses. This is one of the more interesting polls, in terms of details.