September 21, 2004

RED RAIN IS FALLIN':

Bush Takes Double-Digit Lead Over Kerry (NBC4i.com, September 21, 2004)

President George W. Bush now leads Sen. John Kerry by double digits in the latest Ohio Poll sponsored by the University of Cincinnati. [...]

The telephone survey of 456 likely voters was conducted between Sept. 12 and Sept. 18.

The poll shows that 54 percent of Ohio's likely voters support Bush, 43 percent support Kerry and 2 percent support Independent candidate Ralph Nader. One percent is undecided.


A Bush blowout in a Red state is no surprise, but a poll out later today will show him tied with John Kerry in MD. That's something that shouldn't have happened until mid-October.

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Poll: Bush-Kerry tied among likely New Jersey voters (Newsday, September 21, 2004)

President George W. Bush and John Kerry are tied among likely New Jersey voters for the state's 15 electoral votes, according to a new poll.

Forty-eight percent of the likely and undecided voters leaning toward a candidate polled by Quinnipiac University said they support the president or the Democrat. Two percent favored Ralph Nader.


Posted by Orrin Judd at September 21, 2004 1:13 PM
Comments

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In politics, as in sports, a candidate can peak too early and be stumbling/moving downward as the election (playoffs) come around. Despite Kerry's reputation as a great closer I can't see Kerry making this gap up unless Bush does something really stupid over the next 40+ days which does not seem likely.

Posted by: AWW at September 21, 2004 1:21 PM

Sorry, first part of this was to repeat OJ's statement - shouldn't have happened until mid-October.

Posted by: AWW at September 21, 2004 1:23 PM

No wonder Kerry's down to advertising in only seven states -- if New Jersey's in play, that's a big potential expense to enter the NYC media market (to go along with the ad buys already in Philly). And if California tightens some more, the senator faces having to run ads in the L.A, S.F. and S.D. markets, or at the very least hoping George Soros will open his wallet more for some bii-costal 527 expenses.

Posted by: John at September 21, 2004 2:43 PM

John - Soros may be a billionaire and strong anti-Bush but he may hesitate to throw millions to Kerry if it becomes apparent Kerry is going down bigtime.

Posted by: AWW at September 21, 2004 3:11 PM

An easy, easy 50 BJBPs for the artist and year. Extra 25 for the album.

Posted by: joe shropshire at September 21, 2004 3:28 PM

Joe:

Peter Gabriel and So. No idea as to the year. Late 80's? Great album.

Posted by: Rick T. at September 21, 2004 4:20 PM

Rick T.:


So came out in 1986.

Posted by: LC at September 21, 2004 4:25 PM

One state,
Two state,
Red state,
Blue state...

Incidentally, in military symbol/map color-coding, BLUE = FRIENDLY and RED = ENEMY.

Coincidence?

Posted by: Ken at September 21, 2004 7:36 PM

Ken - In 2000 after that was brought up the networks said they'd alternate colors every four years. Want to bet they won't?

Posted by: pj at September 21, 2004 8:22 PM

If Maryland is in play, and New Jersey is tied; it's over

Posted by: narciso at September 21, 2004 9:13 PM

Today here in BroJuddLand, we've had references to Peter Gabriel, The Princess Bride, Dances With Wolves, the "Black Sox" scandal, and Star Wars. I think this is some sort of record. O.J., you are a veritable fountain of pop culture.

Posted by: Mike Morley at September 21, 2004 9:14 PM

If California were a red state, no Democrat could ever be elected President. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

Posted by: Vince at September 21, 2004 11:57 PM

Yeah. For a professed conservative you've got some pretty ripe cheese in your CD rack, OJ.

Posted by: joe shropshire at September 22, 2004 12:42 AM

Vince:

It always has been.

Posted by: oj at September 22, 2004 7:27 AM
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