October 7, 2004

STILL WAITING...:

USA TODAY/CNN/GALLUP Poll Shows Bush With a Slight Lead Over Kerry in Wisconsin (PRNewswire, 10/07/04)

USA TODAY/CNN/GALLUP have released the results of a poll of likely voters in the battleground state of Wisconsin. The results show that of likely voters in that state, George W. Bush has 49% of the vote and John Kerry has 46% of the vote. Ralph Nader received 2% of the vote.

The poll of 704 likely voters, conducted October 3 - 5, has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.


USA Today/CNN/GALLUP Poll Shows Bush With a Slight Lead Over Kerry in New Mexico (PRNewswire, 10/07/04)
USA TODAY/CNN/GALLUP have released the results of a poll of likely voters in the battleground state of New Mexico. The results show that of likely voters in that state, George W. Bush has 50% of the vote and John Kerry has 47% of the vote. Ralph Nader received 2% of the vote.

The poll of 673 likely voters, conducted October 3 - 6, has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.


Folks keep claiming the race shifted dramatically last Thursday and that state polls will follow the few national ones that show a supposed Kerry surge...

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 7, 2004 8:38 PM
Comments

Didn't another poll have Bush up by almost 10 in Wisconsin before the debates?

That said state polls showing Bush holding some leads after the debate is encouraging. Of course if he blows 1 or both of the next debates he's in trouble.

Posted by: AWW at October 7, 2004 10:15 PM

As Melissa so beautifully said a couple of weeks ago - the supposed Kerry surge from the 16th arrondissement?

Posted by: jim hamlen at October 7, 2004 10:17 PM

Exactly, state polls lag a bit and Bush was way up in WI in a couple of polls in late Sept. I love the guy but he's on the defensive and I see no way to right things except to attack Kerry for his leftism. He better start now.

Posted by: JAB at October 7, 2004 11:21 PM

You're talking about changes that stay within the margins of error--they aren't even real, which is where it gets the name.

Posted by: oj at October 7, 2004 11:30 PM

I thought Bush didn't pay attention to polls.

Posted by: Special Patrol Group at October 8, 2004 12:39 AM

But we do.

Posted by: AC at October 8, 2004 7:36 AM

SPG:

To decide his positions, not to decide where the campaign's ad dollars should go.

Posted by: oj at October 8, 2004 7:51 AM

Orrin:

Do you have that backwards?

Posted by: Rick T. at October 8, 2004 10:32 AM

There appears to be some slight bump for Kerry from the more slow-witted who think that the ability to parrot canned answers is a vital quality for the head of the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the world. This will subside in time.

The news from Iraq steadily improves. The stock market is still rising, at least my portfolio is.

Posted by: Bart at October 8, 2004 10:36 AM

Rick:

The reference is to the polls to which he does not pay attention.

Posted by: oj at October 8, 2004 10:37 AM

Hope you're right, Bart. Things are looking kinda grim right now.

Posted by: Twn at October 8, 2004 10:51 AM
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