Skip to comments.HEADLINE: Bush Overtakes Kerry in Latest L.A. Times Poll
Posted on 08/25/2004 8:00:50 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants
WASHINGTON -- President Bush heads into next week's Republican national convention with voters moving slightly in his direction since July amid signs that John F. Kerry has been nicked by attacks on his service in Vietnam, a Los Angeles Times Poll has found.
For the first time this year in a Times survey, Bush led Kerry in the presidential race, drawing 49 percent among registered voters, compared to 46 percent for the Democrat. In a Times Poll just before the Democratic convention last month, Kerry held a 2 percentage point advantage over Bush.
That small shift from July was within the poll's margin of error. But it fit with other findings in the Times Poll showing the electorate edging toward Bush over the past month on a broad range of measures, from support for his handling of Iraq to confidence in his leadership and honesty.
Although a solid majority of Americans say they believe Kerry served honorably in Vietnam, the poll showed that the fierce attacks on the senator from a group of Vietnam veterans criticizing both his performance in combat and anti-war protests at home have left some marks: Kerry suffered small but consistent erosion compared to July on questions relating to his Vietnam experience, his honesty and his fitness to serve as commander in chief.
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How much do you add to an LAT poll to get the real numbers--8 or 9 percent?
To Know Kerry is to have disdain for him.
It must have killed Ron Brownstein to write these words.
Yes, tee hee hee...
The DUers are on suicide watch right now...
He should get some pointers from Monica.
Bush opens up a good sized lead with the convention. Each debate strengthens that lead as people see the nuanced dork go up against a real man. Bush ends up with 57% or more of the popular vote - minimum 350 electoral votes.
There are more people determined to keep kerry out of office than there are 'anybody but bush' people. What is left of the maintream democrats will either stay at home or go for bush.
Anyone else see Lurch's campaign manager (I think that's who he was) on H&C earlier, when Sean was talking about how Bush called for an end to 527 ads? The clown kept saying "Show me the tape!" Good Lord what an idiot.
Beware the sandbag folks. Has the LA Times ever run an honest poll? They could be pumping W up now so as to show no bounce next week.
I only wish someone would give the numerous links between Kerry/DNC and his 527s some airtime, it puts another hole in his credibility-proves what a lying sack of $h*t he is.
From DU: When they were bashing Chimpy during the primaries Kerry had a 10 point lead.
If Bush is up by 3% in the LAT polling, in reality he's probably up by 6%-9%.
Kerry's fall has been "swift" kind of like a "boat" sinking. :)
Among DUmmies, Kerry did have a 10 point lead.
You forgot jimmy Carter.
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