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New Poll: Kerry Would Lose to Bush in Massachusetts!
TheBostonChannel.com ^ | Wednesday, May 21, 2003 | WCVB-TV Boston

Posted on 05/21/2003 9:52:32 AM PDT by rightcoast

New Poll: Kerry Would Lose To Bush
Last Poll Showed Senator With Commanding Lead

POSTED: 6:48 a.m. EDT May 21, 2003

BOSTON -- The presidential campaign of Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry received some startling news Wednesday from his own back yard.

A poll recently conducted by the research institute Mass Insight shows Kerry trailing President Bush in the race for president in the Bay State.

The poll, which involved 500 Massachusetts voters at the end of April, shows the president with a 6 percentage point lead -- the exact numbers have not been released.

This stands in stark contrast to a similar poll taken by the group in January. Back then, Kerry had a commanding 16 point lead in Massachusetts in a theoretical matchup with the president.


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 2004; 4moreyears; bush; election2004; electionpresident; georgewbush; gwb2004; johnkerry; kerry; kewl
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1 posted on 05/21/2003 9:52:32 AM PDT by rightcoast
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2 posted on 05/21/2003 9:53:48 AM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: rightcoast
People are catching up with Mr. Ketchup.
3 posted on 05/21/2003 9:54:18 AM PDT by Mihalis
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To: rightcoast
We're not ALL stupid here in MA
4 posted on 05/21/2003 9:55:20 AM PDT by breninma
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To: rightcoast
Sweet.
5 posted on 05/21/2003 9:55:51 AM PDT by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again.")
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To: rightcoast
At this rate, if he continues his campaign strategy between now and the election, he could end up with no votes in Mass.
6 posted on 05/21/2003 9:56:39 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: rightcoast
This stands in stark contrast to a similar poll taken by the group in January. Back then, Kerry had a commanding 16 point lead in Massachusetts in a theoretical matchup with the president.

What's wrong with the people in Massachusetts? Don't they know John Kerry served in Vietnam!?

Actually, the polls indicate that the more he talks, the more his support erodes.

7 posted on 05/21/2003 9:57:16 AM PDT by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again.")
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To: rightcoast
Those who know John "LiveShot" Kerry best.
8 posted on 05/21/2003 9:57:54 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: rightcoast
This explains the long face. (Pics please)
9 posted on 05/21/2003 9:58:15 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: rightcoast
a way early poll, but this has to piss off Kerry's strategists as their talking points are getting them nowhere fast.
10 posted on 05/21/2003 9:58:57 AM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: rightcoast
LOL! This is great. Maybe people starting listening to Kerry and realized they couldn't understand anything. Kerry takes the notion of triangularization to a whole new level. He spins and twists so much that he is totally incomprehensible. Kerry's a loser.
11 posted on 05/21/2003 9:59:21 AM PDT by Wphile (Keep the UN out of Iraq)
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To: rightcoast

HA-Ha!!!

12 posted on 05/21/2003 10:01:22 AM PDT by Charles Martel
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To: rightcoast
Isn't that his home state ?
13 posted on 05/21/2003 10:01:27 AM PDT by ChadGore (Al Sharpton. Because, like todays Republicans, it's time minorities hold real power)
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To: rightcoast
HeHeHe. I just faxed this over to an attorney who is ketchup boys fund raising chairman in Joisey. We are having a closing on Friday and I am taking immense pleasure in busting his chops.
14 posted on 05/21/2003 10:01:59 AM PDT by MattinNJ
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To: rightcoast
Kerry a big headed dink!

and I mean a boston dink not this double income no kids bull shit
15 posted on 05/21/2003 10:03:22 AM PDT by hapy
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To: rightcoast
Looks like John Kerry is going to have to play ketchup for the rest of the game. (I wish I had the link to that old cartoon)
16 posted on 05/21/2003 10:05:01 AM PDT by oyez (Is this a great country or what?)
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To: rightcoast
I'd love to see Mr. Heinz face when he read this.... Next we'll hear he doesn't read the paper or watch the news....
17 posted on 05/21/2003 10:06:34 AM PDT by b4its2late
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To: rightcoast

New Poll: Kerry Would Lose to Bush in Massachusetts!

Am I dreaming? If I am not, then Kerry is having nightmare!
18 posted on 05/21/2003 10:10:03 AM PDT by miltonim
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To: rightcoast
Is there anyone out there who honestly believes that Bush has a realistic chance of carrying Massachusetts in 2004?
19 posted on 05/21/2003 10:10:54 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: rightcoast
This is a surprise in that the Republicans declined to offer opposition to Senator Kerry in 2002. Usually people in MA think this JFK wanna-be is the second best thing to the original chip off the block, EMK.
20 posted on 05/21/2003 10:11:13 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: rightcoast
Why not? Gore lost his home state to Bush in 2000.
21 posted on 05/21/2003 10:11:21 AM PDT by MEGoody
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deja vu...algore lost Tn.
22 posted on 05/21/2003 10:12:18 AM PDT by mystery-ak (The War is not over for me until my hubby's boots hit U.S. soil)
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To: Mihalis
I wouldn't put too much stock in this. Massachusetts is a hard left state, and while Bush may be popular, there is a difference between being liked by a hard leftist, and that hard leftist voting for you. Those are two entirely different things.
24 posted on 05/21/2003 10:15:38 AM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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To: rightcoast
Harbinger of a Reaganesque sweep next year?
25 posted on 05/21/2003 10:15:57 AM PDT by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again.")
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To: rightcoast
Anybody checked the temp in Hell? Next post I expect to see is that Bush will beat the Rats in San Francisco.

Great news, but it is a LONG, LONG way to November.
26 posted on 05/21/2003 10:18:10 AM PDT by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCCNN NYLA TIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: My2Cents
Let's all agree that every post needs to have the preamble, "While it's still a long way off, and anything can happen . . . ." it is interesting that Bush is doing very well in NY; that he is polling very well among Hispanics in CA; and now this from Taxachusetts.

If the economy grows even slightly, the Dems could be looking at a massive blowout. Massive.

27 posted on 05/21/2003 10:23:33 AM PDT by LS
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28 posted on 05/21/2003 10:24:04 AM PDT by ducman
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To: rightcoast
Yeah, but how did he fare in Paris. That is all that counts, isn't it?
29 posted on 05/21/2003 10:33:40 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: rightcoast
This tells me all that I need to know. After Teddy the swimmer gets his 11 Billion dollars of wastful spending & no one in this administration cares about the over-run projects in Boston, why wouldn't those liberals want GW. He's probably handed them more money than old Bubba.
30 posted on 05/21/2003 10:40:25 AM PDT by Digger
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To: rightcoast
Hell just froze over ...
31 posted on 05/21/2003 10:40:52 AM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: rightcoast
Kerry Who?
32 posted on 05/21/2003 10:42:20 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Semper Gumby - Always flexible)
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33 posted on 05/21/2003 10:49:24 AM PDT by Cooter
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To: Kurdistani
Massachussets on the other hand is the most liberal state in the country.

I used to think that too. I suggest that NOW California has surpassed them. We have a "one-party" state that's "running" downhill fast. I'll bet if you work for the city of Boston you don't get FREE SEX CHANGES just a fringe benefit of working for the city of San Francisco. There are numerous examples of this madness popping up all over the state. This week one city passed a law making it illegal to comply with the Patriot Act. Illegal to turn in a terrorist, or tap their phone!

Taxes are being raised on almost everything they can think of, Davis INCREASED state spending by 36% in his first four years, creating a $38 billion deficit! That's more than all other states combined! Car tax is being doubled, sales tax in LA will be 9%, they're raising the top income tax rate from 9.3% to ?, they haven't set the new "soak the rich" tax rate.

They passed "paid family leave" last year for all employees. CA is becoming the most UNFRIENDLY business environment in the country. 2/3's of the children born in LA hospitals are born to illegal aliens. Our schools used to be #1(when I grew up) now we are #49 and getting worse and it has nothing to do with money. People die on the streets everyday, killed by random violence, but the LAPD are working under Federal consent decrees because they are supposidly so corrupt and racist, I don't know why anyone would even want the job. I guess you can tell by my rant I'm not a "happy camper" when it comes to the state I was born in, and may have to give up soon, ugh.

34 posted on 05/21/2003 11:02:44 AM PDT by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: Cooter
In his speech at the Coast Guard Academy this morning, Bush said that he was going to double the Peace Corps. This little announcement took away one of Kerry's campaign promises! And Pres. BushI (#41) is showing up everywhere #X42 is, thus dimming the spotlight for the needy one. I love the Bush system!!
35 posted on 05/21/2003 11:05:51 AM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: Kurdistani
The only thing missing for the republicans right now in california is that they wont take a stand on immigration.

LOLThey tried that. That's the last we've heard of them. That's EXACTLY WHY there's not many REPS left here. You know, "evil Reps" starving those cute little immigrant children.

By "dumbing down" our population we have destroyed this state.

37 posted on 05/21/2003 11:44:02 AM PDT by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: My2Cents
What's wrong with the people in Massachusetts? Don't they know John Kerry served in Vietnam!?

Sure, the hard left knows, that's one of the reasons they like Howard Dean. The more Kerry mentions Vietnam, the worse the antiwar Rats feel about him, they're as ready to spit on Vietnam vets as they were thirty years ago. No doubt, some of those mush-heads have him confused with Bob Kerrey's Vietnam "atrocities".

38 posted on 05/21/2003 11:46:02 AM PDT by hunter112
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To: Mihalis
People are catching up with Mr. Ketchup.

The only question now is how much kecthup money gets squandered on Kerry's campaign. I'd like to see Theresa get knock down a few pegs on the Forbes' list.

39 posted on 05/21/2003 12:43:24 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: LS
I agree. The only hope the Dems have is for the economy to continue to sputter (or for them to portray the economy as sputtering -- "...Worst economy in over 100 years!!!...") If the stockmarket rises (which it started to do about 6 weeks ago), unemployment drops, and a few other economic indicators look good, the Democrats are dead! And it won't be just a blow-out in the electoral college, but also big losses for them in the Senate and House.

It's pathetic that the only hope a major political party has is for bad things to happen in the country.

40 posted on 05/21/2003 1:01:10 PM PDT by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again.")
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To: rightcoast
Quick!! This calls for two pics: the one of hell freezing over or the one of pigs flying!
41 posted on 05/21/2003 1:02:12 PM PDT by mafree
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To: Carolinamom
thus dimming the spotlight for the needy one

LOL!!! Great line.

43 posted on 05/21/2003 1:05:34 PM PDT by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again.")
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To: breninma
Then why is Killer Kennedy still getting elected???
44 posted on 05/21/2003 1:17:55 PM PDT by samanella
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To: rightcoast
Don't they normally do their polling up there on Martha's Vinyard???
45 posted on 05/21/2003 1:49:12 PM PDT by OrioleFan
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The poll, which involved 500 Massachusetts voters at the end of April...

Inside Rt. 128 or outside?

If the sampling was from inside Rt. 128 then this is impressive. Most impressive.

46 posted on 05/21/2003 1:50:58 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ()
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To: rightcoast
Bush is going to win New York as well.
47 posted on 05/21/2003 2:11:17 PM PDT by For_God_and_Country (God Bless the Men and Women of the US Armed Forces. Bush/Cheney 2004!!!)
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To: Kurdistani
That was before your state was firmly lodged at the bottom of the toilet. I think immigration would be a big winner for republicans if they would just take a stand on it.

I'm ready, but apparently the rest of em aren't yet. I think most of those feeling the PAIN of all this are bailing left and right. The state keeps growing in population but we are trading successful natives, moving out of "liberalville" to greener pastures, for illegal immigrants and their prolific offspring, we definitely need a good dose of Tidy Bowl, our state government is really out of control.

48 posted on 05/21/2003 2:13:52 PM PDT by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: My2Cents
Don't they know John Kerry served in Vietnam!?

He did? Man, you'd think that he would mention this once-in-awhile. [sarcasm OFF]
49 posted on 05/21/2003 3:02:10 PM PDT by CommerceComet
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What did he do there? My guess is that he was Al Gore's bodyguard.
50 posted on 05/21/2003 3:11:51 PM PDT by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again.")
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