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Bush vs. Gore Re-match Polls....Bush STOMPS Gore!
pollingreport.com ^ | 12/16/01 | polling report

Posted on 12/17/2001 6:08:06 AM PST by finnman69

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Latest: Dec. 12-13, 2001.
N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE ± 3.

"Thinking ahead to the 2004 presidential elections, for whom do you think you would vote if the candidates were: [rotate] Republican George W. Bush or Democrat Al Gore?"

12/01 Bush 61% Gore 23% Someone Else 4% Not Sure 11% Won't Vote 1%

Bloomberg News Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates. Latest: Dec. 4-9, 2001. N=1,200 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

"Thinking ahead, suppose the 2004 presidential election were being held today. If you had to choose between George W. Bush, the Republican, or Al Gore, the Democrat, who would you vote for?"

12/01 Bush 60% Gore 29% Other 3% Won't Vote 1% Not Sure 8%


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2000; floridarecount
Now if only Bush would smash Daschle for being an obstructionist.
1 posted on 12/17/2001 6:08:06 AM PST by finnman69
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To: finnman69
Not sure....that cracks me up!
2 posted on 12/17/2001 6:10:20 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: finnman69
Monday morning BUMP
3 posted on 12/17/2001 6:33:23 AM PST by finnman69
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To: anniegetyourgun
The 8% probably represents the total of all the third parties from Communist Party to whatever.

I just heard on our local conservative radio station that Jeb Bush is now doing even better than GW re totals in a poll of Jeb versus Jake Reno! The analyst said that the not sure group is due to a bad question. The final question should be would you vote for another person/party!

I find it interesting that the hard core demonicRat cult voters are coming in with a consistent 24 to just under 30% of the total. I think that is a significant drop from polls in 2000!

4 posted on 12/17/2001 6:35:02 AM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: finnman69
I don’t think there is any question who the majority of American’s would support, that’s easy to answer, it’s President Bush. He has shown true leadership, courage and character through his almost one year in office and specifically since 9-11. It is comforting to see President Bush’s concern is that for the safety of the American people. He has reiterated that the fight to restore freedom across the world would be one of enduring strength both by our Military and that in the hearts of the American people; to bring this act of terrorism to an end. This cowardly behavior will not be tolerated. It is important to show that all of those who perished on 9-11 didn’t die in vain.
5 posted on 12/17/2001 6:53:24 AM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: finnman69
"Now if only Bush would smash Daschle for being an obstructionist."

Big Ditto.

6 posted on 12/17/2001 6:56:08 AM PST by ChaseR
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To: finnman69
A mixed bag for the Congress it seems........


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Generic House Ballot Test

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Latest: Dec. 12-13, 2001. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE ± 3.

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"If the year 2002 congressional election were held today, would you vote for the Republican candidate in your district or the Democratic candidate in your district?" If undecided: "Well, if you had to vote, which way would you lean?"
Repub-
lican
Demo-
crat
Other/
Not Sure
% % %
12/01 40 29 31
3/01 38 36 26
1/01 33 38 29

 

Bloomberg News Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates. Latest: Dec. 4-9, 2001. N=1,200 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

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"If the 2002 elections for U.S. Congress were being held today, would you vote for the Republican Party's candidate or the Democratic Party's candidate for Congress in your district?"
Repub-
lican
Demo-
crat
Other
(vol.)
Wouldn't
Vote
Don't
Know
% % % % %
12/01 35 39 2 2 23
11/01 36 40 1 2 22



7 posted on 12/17/2001 7:00:48 AM PST by deport
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To: finnman69
It is WAY too early to look at such polls. Bush had a 60 to 30 lead in polls before the last election.
8 posted on 12/17/2001 7:02:38 AM PST by Moby Grape
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To: Impeach the Boy
I disagree. It shows Bush has the support to be more aggressive now which will translate to wins in 2002.
9 posted on 12/17/2001 7:07:59 AM PST by finnman69
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To: finnman69
TOO EARLY....Bush ahd a twenty piont lead before and lost the popular vote. Bush SR. had an 87% approval rating, but later lost...it is like a boxing match, what matters is the punches just before the fight ends.
10 posted on 12/17/2001 7:10:00 AM PST by Moby Grape
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To: finnman69
The variance between the 2 polls is interesting. Since the latter poll includes the party affiliations I wonder if that has anything to do with it. (Beyond the normal variances in polls)
11 posted on 12/17/2001 7:13:23 AM PST by Straight Vermonter
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To: finnman69
The real Democrat base consists almost entirely of locked-in constituencies: welfare recipients, blacks, union bosses, public employee unions, public school teachers' unions, homosexuals, sexual perverts, abortionists, illegal immigrants, and various people on various doles. Plus a surprising number of hopelessly misguided intellectuals and left-wing ideologues.

The only reason why the Dems do well in spite of their lack of virtually any honest or sane constituents is the unwearied support of a lying media. Plus vote-packing in the inner cities that now probably adds up to millions. Without the media and the vote-packing, the party would simply collapse.

12 posted on 12/17/2001 7:28:29 AM PST by Cicero
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To: finnman69
I want the senate to go back to the Republican control, like it should be now!! I hope that they pick up enough new Republicans to NOT have any of that stupid sharing of power, since we've seen just how nice the democrats have been this year!
13 posted on 12/17/2001 7:45:25 AM PST by Jewels1091
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To: Impeach the Boy
"TOO EARLY....Bush ahd a twenty piont lead before and lost the popular vote"

I'm pretty sure no one's posting to this thread anymore, but I've gotta say it:

Considering the massive amount of vote fraud committed in the 2000 election, how do we know President Bush didn't win the popular vote?

14 posted on 12/17/2001 8:16:21 AM PST by cake_crumb
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To: cake_crumb
I suppose it is possible, and there is NO doubt that there was massive democrat voter fruad in Chicago, New York and California.
15 posted on 12/17/2001 8:17:43 AM PST by Moby Grape
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To: Impeach the Boy
...and Wisconsin, and there were disenfranchised overseas voters ( including military ) in Oregon. Actually, I think there was Democrat vote fraud in every state in the Union. Either that, or 20% of the 60% who supported Bush just didn't vote.
16 posted on 12/17/2001 8:29:53 AM PST by cake_crumb
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To: finnman69
Interesting post...

FOX is grammatically correct and Bloomberg is not.

17 posted on 12/17/2001 8:34:51 AM PST by N. Theknow
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To: Impeach the Boy
Bush SR. had an 87% approval rating, but later lost.

There are some major differences between GWB in 2001 and Bush Sr. in 1991.

Bush Sr. did not maintain those ratings for very long. I believe they only lasted several weeks during the Jan 16 to Feb 28 time frame. That was the time of Desert Storm in Iraq. GWB has maintained these 85-90% ratings for three months now with no signs yet of tailing off.

Bush Sr. disappointed a lot of Republicans, especially when he reneged on his "no new taxes" pledge. In my opinion, breaking that pledge alone cost Bush the 1992 election as many conservative voters flocked to Ross Perot. In contrast, GWB has pleasantly surprised the conservative base, thanks in large part to the liberal media setting expectations so low. It also appears that GWB is not going to waiver on any of his campaign pledges.

Bush Sr. was not a likeable president. He was perceived as a crank who was out of touch with most Americans, as the supermarket "bar scanner" debacle showed. He looked tired and bored most of the time and ran a listless campaign in 1992. As a result, many people were eager to get rid of him to the point that Ross Perot still got 20% of the popular vote despite his erratic and strange behavior during the campaign. GWB is almost the mirror image of his father. He is energetic, telegenic and projects enthusiasm and confidence. He is self-effacing not in a pathetic way (like his father) but in a charming way. Though GWB was early on thought a bumbler like his father, the expected blunders and bloopers have never materialized, leaving late-night comics starved for material.

Most importantly, the nation is in a deep crisis and people are going to bond to this president like they did with FDR during the Depression/WW2 and Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis/Space Race. Both of those presidents also projected confidence and "can-do" American spirit during a time of crisis and turmoil and helped pull America together. This president is in good position to be remembered the same way. If it were not for term limits, we could well be looking at another four-term president here.

18 posted on 12/17/2001 8:53:01 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Impeach the Boy
I suppose it is possible, and there is NO doubt that there was massive democrat voter fruad in Chicago, New York and California.

WHEN are we going to start putting people IN JAIL for tampering with elections?



19 posted on 12/17/2001 8:59:47 AM PST by who knows what evil?
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To: SamAdams76
The other thing about these polls that makes me sit up is BOTH of these men are very familiar. This is not a hypothetical match up. This vote took place!

If you see the trend, the important issue is not that Gore is losing badly in these new polls but that Bush has gained so much. He was painted badly with scare tactics by the Democrats and a lot of people bought it during the 2000 election. Now that there are real problems to deal with, Americans are looking to leadership, and they are getting it from their president. All the Democrats can do now is stall and try to obstruct Bush wherever they can.

20 posted on 12/17/2001 9:09:39 AM PST by finnman69
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To: SamAdams76
Direction of the country polls

People are satisfied and have VERY POSITIVE outlooks for the future.

Gallup Poll and CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll

"In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time?"

12/6-9/01 Satisfied 70% Dissatisfied 28% No Opinion 2%

This was as low as 51% to 46% in December 2000. and historically this was last achieved temporarily in February of 1999. 70% is a VERY good number for Bush.

21 posted on 12/17/2001 9:16:06 AM PST by finnman69
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To: finnman69
You are right about the fact that Bush allowed the Democrats to define him in a negative way during the campaign. First, they convinced senior citizens that Bush was going to take their Social Security away. Then they convinced younger people that Bush was "too stupid" to be president, this despite the fact that Bush had a Harvard MBA while Al Gore dropped out of college twice! Then on top of that, the Democrats released the Bush drunk driving story which was very damaging being that it was just a few days before the election. I don't think many people switched from Bush to Gore because of the DUI but a good many stayed home in disgust over it.

Bush's greatest tactical error of the 2000 campaign was allowing himself to be defined by the Democrats. Even many conservatives didn't know what he was all about and bought the spin that he was dumb and clueless.

22 posted on 12/17/2001 9:26:26 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Impeach the Boy
I suppose it is possible, and there is NO doubt that there was massive democrat voter fruad in Chicago, New York and California.

I have never been asked for voter ID once in NYC other than signing the voter book.

23 posted on 12/17/2001 10:25:32 AM PST by finnman69
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