November 3, 2002
BE STILL MY BEATING HEART:USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll results (USA Today, 11/03/2002)
Below are the results of a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll asking Americans their views on President Bush, the economy and how they plan to vote on Tuesday.
This generic ballot also shows the GOP with a 6% lead: 51% to 45%. This seems thoroughly implausible but would suggest that virtually the entire election on Tursday hinges on the Democrats ability to turn out black and Union voters as effectively as they have since 1994. Mitigating against their ability to do so is that folks just don't seem to find George W. Bush and Dennis Hastert as scary as they did Newt Gingrich. The Democrat base would appear to lack the urgency to defeat the conservative hegemons that they quickly acquired after the Republican Revolution of '94. If there should be relatively low Democrat turnout this could take on the quality of a bloodbath. Posted by Orrin Judd at November 3, 2002 9:51 PM