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Saturday, September 04, 2004

Newsweek poll mirrors Time

If the Dem spin machine intended to continue spinning the Time magazine poll as a “fluke”, Newsweek just took all the wind out of that sail. Newsweek reports that if the election were held today Bush would trounce Kerry 52 to 41:

Sept. 4 - Coming out of the Republican National Convention in New York, President George W. Bush now holds a 11-point lead over Democratic challenger Sen. John Kerry (52 percent to 41 percent) in a three-way race, according to the latest NEWSWEEK poll.

This poll would be troubling enough to team Kerry if not for the following detail pointed to by Newsweek:

The poll was taken over two nights, both before and after Bush’s acceptance speech. Respondents who were queried only on Friday, after Bush’s speech, gave the Republican a 16-point lead over Kerry.
4 more years?

UPDATE: The Gallup poll is out, and shows a more narrow lead for the president (7 points). But like Newsweek and Time, Gallup has Bush at 52%.


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