September 18, 2004


Plain Dealer poll: Bush leads Kerry in Ohio 50-42 (Associated Press, 9/18/04)

President Bush leads Sen. John Kerry by 50 percent to 42 percent in Ohio, a state considered crucial by both campaigns, a new poll indicates. Two percent of those surveyed supported Ralph Nader.

The poll commissioned by The Plain Dealer for its Sunday edition was conducted from Sept. 10 to Tuesday by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research of Washington, D.C. It was based on interviews with 1,500 registered voters who plan to vote Nov. 2. The margin of error was 2.5 percentage points.

A May poll by the newspaper showed Bush leading 47 percent to 41 percent. Six percent in the most recent poll said they were undecided, down from 9 percent in May.

A CNN-USA Today-Gallup poll taken Sept. 4 to 7 showed 52 percent of people surveyed in Ohio said they would support Bush and 44 percent backed Kerry. Two percent of the 661 likely voters questioned by telephone said they would vote for Nader, and 4 percent were undecided.

Bush beat Al Gore in Ohio by 3.6 percentage points in 2000.

By what delusional calculus was Mr. Bush going to do worse as an incumbent in a Republican state than he did as a challenger?

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 18, 2004 7:25 PM

OJ: Where did you learn about doting the i?

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at September 18, 2004 9:42 PM

Because the economy is worse than the depression, because France doesn't like us anymore, because Bush is going to reinstate the KKK, because women won't be able to leave the house, etc. etc. etc.

Posted by: AWW at September 18, 2004 10:46 PM

Sorry, forgot to say "sarcasm off"

Posted by: AWW at September 18, 2004 10:47 PM

OJ: Where did you learn about doting the i?

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at September 18, 2004 11:09 PM


I played bass drum in marching band and always wanted to get to do it, but our HS bandleader thought the routine too elaborate.

Posted by: oj at September 19, 2004 8:23 AM

AWW, don't forget that Bush also kicks puppies.*

*More sarcasm.

Posted by: pchuck at September 19, 2004 10:19 AM