Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Kerry Gaining Ground (Bush 45%, Kerry 42%)
RasmussenReports.com ^ | Tuesday, January 27, 2004 | RasmussenReports.com

Posted on 01/27/2004 11:51:52 AM PST by Momaw Nadon

January 27, 2004--Senator John Kerry has pulled to within three points of George W. Bush in the Rasmussen Reports national tracking poll. Yesterday, Kerry trailed by five points.

Kerry is the most competitive of all Democrats in a general election match-up with the President. He is also the top choice among all Democrats to win the party's Presidential nomination.

Senator John Edwards trails the President by just five points, 45% to 40%.

Before the Iowa caucuses, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean and retired General Wesley Clark were the most competitive Democrats. Both now trail Bush by double digit margins.

Survey results show that a generic Democrat polls better than any individual candidate at this point in time.

These results are from a national telephone survey of 1,500 Likely Voters conducted by Rasmussen Reports over the past three nights. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points, with a 95% level of confidence.

Survey data showing the race between President Bush and a generic Democrat is updated daily on this site by noon.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; bush; election; georgebush; georgewbush; johnkerry; kerry; poll; polls; president; presidentbush; presidential; rasmussen
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-141 next last
FYI and discussion
1 posted on 01/27/2004 11:51:53 AM PST by Momaw Nadon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Momaw Nadon
Wow!! So, in other words, if the election were held today and the President was not allowed to campaign, the Democrats might stand a chance.
2 posted on 01/27/2004 11:54:01 AM PST by FlipWilson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Momaw Nadon
When the STHF, I think Bush will solidly take out John F'n Sandinista Fonda loving gun grabbing, abortloving, Massachusetts elitist Commie Kerry.
3 posted on 01/27/2004 11:54:17 AM PST by Dan from Michigan (Take me down to the paradise city where the grass is green and the girls are pretty. Take me Home)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Momaw Nadon
Kerry has not gotten much discussion nationally, yet. We'll check back later..
4 posted on 01/27/2004 11:54:24 AM PST by Nonstatist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlipWilson

5 posted on 01/27/2004 11:55:29 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Momaw Nadon
It is so hard for me to understand how any of these anti-American lying scumbag democrats could muster 42% of the vote in THIS country...in France or Russia, I could understand...but in THIS country....God help us.
6 posted on 01/27/2004 11:56:07 AM PST by Moby Grape
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlipWilson
laugh if you will, but this is serious. you have round the clock coverage of these Dem primaries, with no rebuttal of any kind. And its having an effect. If you allow these Dems to continue to spew lies, and let it go unchallenged day after day, eventually the lies repeated often enough become fact to many dumb american voters, and its much hard to rebut later on down the line for Bush.

Rove should be running ads NOW against them.
7 posted on 01/27/2004 11:56:32 AM PST by oceanview
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Momaw Nadon
He is also the top choice among all Democrats to win the party's Presidential nomination.

Actually Kerry is the Dems second choice.

Three weeks ago Dean looked like a shoe-in as Kerry was tanking.

Strings were pulled behind the scenes(Dean calls it dirty tricks) to weaken Dean by spreading the "electability" issue.

8 posted on 01/27/2004 11:56:56 AM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (I don't believe anything a Democrat says. Bill Clinton set the standard!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Momaw Nadon
This is Rasmussen so I'd have to question his conclusion as he totally blew it in 2000. I understand he has changed his polling methods but nevertheless, I'd say his polling needs to be taken with a grain of salt at this point.
9 posted on 01/27/2004 11:57:07 AM PST by Wphile (Keep the UN out of Iraq)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Impeach the Boy
Must be his strong stand on motherhood. (Ooops, he's AGAINST it!)
10 posted on 01/27/2004 11:57:30 AM PST by madprof98
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Impeach the Boy
43% is a lock for them, that's the Dem base. Its the other 7.1% we have to worry about.
11 posted on 01/27/2004 11:57:48 AM PST by oceanview
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Dan from Michigan
Just think if JF Kerry's mom was pro choice we wouldn't have to listen to his BS today.
Another feminist missed opportunity.
12 posted on 01/27/2004 11:57:54 AM PST by gakrak
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: oceanview
Rove should be running ads NOW against them

Rove should have been axed a while ago. JMO.

13 posted on 01/27/2004 11:58:41 AM PST by riri
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Wphile
Yeah, I remember that he predicted a 10 point win for Bush in 2000.
14 posted on 01/27/2004 11:58:42 AM PST by David1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: oceanview
Rove should be running ads NOW against them.

I'm sure Rove and the RNC know what a waste of money that would be right now.

Save it for when the time is right.

15 posted on 01/27/2004 11:59:44 AM PST by evad (We can build on this plan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: oceanview
I have long gelt about 41% is their lock...but even this still beyond comprehension...I mean that 41% would vote for someone who three his (somone's) medals at the White House, who admires Dictator thug Ortega, who would bow to the UN, who...well...the list goes on....It simply is so hard to accept that 41% of the American people are either blind, stupid, or socialists.
16 posted on 01/27/2004 12:00:38 PM PST by Moby Grape
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Momaw Nadon
Looks like a Kerry-Edwards ....Bush-Cheney is a distinct possiblity...
Big Skull 'n Boners shootout...
17 posted on 01/27/2004 12:00:53 PM PST by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: billorites
damn..yer right.

Separated at birth....or
Reincarnated.

18 posted on 01/27/2004 12:01:04 PM PST by evad (We can build on this plan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Momaw Nadon
Anf the pollsters who picked Dean to win Iowa were right too? Give it a break and watch the changing numbers in favor of Edwards in the South, then watch the Dems in the dillema game self destruct.

GW has yet to fight back, and when he does, Kerry will begin his decline like a bowlling ball thrown from the top of the Mt. Hood.

Ops4 God BLess America!
19 posted on 01/27/2004 12:01:26 PM PST by OPS4
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlipWilson; oceanview
Wow!! So, in other words, if the election were held today and the President was not allowed to campaign, the Democrats might stand a chance.

LOL - exactly. But oceanview's point is well taken - Rove is having surrogates go out and do a little bit of the meet-and-greet stuff but it obviously isn't working - which is hardly surprising given the saturation coverage of the Dems.

As much of a scumbag as he was, Gray Davis had the right idea: figure out who you don't want to run against and carpet-bomb them with negative ads.

20 posted on 01/27/2004 12:02:15 PM PST by Heatseeker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Momaw Nadon
Mark Steyn had a great take on this today. This polling is all a bunch of crap.
21 posted on 01/27/2004 12:04:56 PM PST by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Wphile
This is Rasmussen so I'd have to question his conclusion as he totally blew it in 2000.

His polling was correct, he just didn't have the fraud numbers like Zogby did, which I think amounted to 5 million votes nationwide.

22 posted on 01/27/2004 12:06:51 PM PST by #3Fan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: evad
I'm sure Rove and the RNC know what a waste of money that would be right now.

If CFR and Alien Workers Amesty is any measure of Rove's poltical acumen George is in TROUBLE
23 posted on 01/27/2004 12:08:51 PM PST by uncbob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: FlipWilson
Yep, I'm more interested in a candidate poll when the candidates are actually campaigning.

How about a "Southern" poll which shows how bad Kerry will get beat by Edwards.

24 posted on 01/27/2004 12:09:02 PM PST by 1Old Pro
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: oceanview
If you allow these Dems to continue to spew lies, and let it go unchallenged day after day, eventually the lies repeated often enough become fact to many dumb american voters, and its much hard to rebut later on down the line for Bush.

I think we have observed this behavior over and over again. Bush allows opponents to stake out a position and then he swoops in and pulls the rug out from under them. It is called...strategery.

25 posted on 01/27/2004 12:09:06 PM PST by hobson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: billorites
Good catch!
26 posted on 01/27/2004 12:09:27 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat (www.firethebcs.com, www.weneedaplayoff.com, www.firemackbrown.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Momaw Nadon
Dean, Dean, he's our man, if he can't do it, Kerry can.

Kerry, Kerry, he's our man, if he can't do it, Edwards can.

Edwards, Edwards, he's our man, if he can do it, Clark can.

Clark, Clark, he's our man, if he can't do it, Hillary can.

Hillary, Hillary, he's our man.
27 posted on 01/27/2004 12:09:40 PM PST by auboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: oceanview
eventually the lies repeated often enough become fact to many dumb american voters,

Elitist slap at fellow citizens.

Interesting to know if they will suddenly become smart if Bush is reelected.

28 posted on 01/27/2004 12:11:27 PM PST by Protagoras (When they asked me what I thought of freedom in America,,, I said I thought it would be a good idea.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Momaw Nadon

Current Tally - 01/24/04 2000 Adjustment: Bush +6.11% EV's: Bush 370, Dem 168 Pct: Bush 53.98%, Dem 45.02%

29 posted on 01/27/2004 12:12:20 PM PST by Byron_the_Aussie (http://www.theinterviewwithgod.com/popup2.html)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: billorites
LOL! Very, very good!
30 posted on 01/27/2004 12:12:47 PM PST by TheGeezer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Momaw Nadon
Senator John Kerry has pulled to within three points of George W. Bush in the Rasmussen

Can't be. I read only last week that 52% did not want Bush re-elected and was losing to virtually any Dem nominee.

In other words, the only poll that counts is the one on election day.

31 posted on 01/27/2004 12:13:20 PM PST by AmusedBystander
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Momaw Nadon
The polling data can be interpreted much better if viewed through the special glasses provided by the DNC?


32 posted on 01/27/2004 12:14:09 PM PST by GalaxieFiveHundred
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Momaw Nadon
Remember Democrats love the candidates they don't know. It's easy to project everything you like on a faceless nobody. That's why people like Clark, Clinton, etc can come out of nowhere and at first be real popular.
33 posted on 01/27/2004 12:14:34 PM PST by rhombus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: evad
Save it for when the time is right.

That's right. News has been all Iowa and now New Hampshire for 3 weeks. The Dems are at bat. The Republicans will have their at bats as well. What can the Republicans do to generate 'genuine' free news coverage like the Democrat debates?

34 posted on 01/27/2004 12:15:51 PM PST by RightWhale (Repeal the Law of the Excluded Middle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Byron_the_Aussie
It really bugs me that Republicans are RED on all of these charts when it's the Dems who have the larger communist members.
35 posted on 01/27/2004 12:18:48 PM PST by armymarinemom (My Son Liberated the Honor Roll Students in Iraq)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: evad
Sadly, the GOP has a history of waiting until it is too late...the most telling was when they did NOT fight back when Clinton ran the first time.

You will recall that republican voters were SCREAMING for them to run ads to fight the lies (worst economy in 50 years, etc)....Rush kept saying, by patient, they know what to do and they will do it....later Rush had to ask, what were they thinking...they did NOT fight back...and they LOST....

I wish OUR SIDE had deep pocket organizations, like Moveon.org, that would run the ads NOW...like Moveon is trying to do...REMEMBER we can't run ads to tell the truth about democrats 60 (or is it 90) days before the election...and for ALL that time the liberal media will be RUNNING the show...thanks to the Supreme Court.
36 posted on 01/27/2004 12:20:02 PM PST by Moby Grape
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Protagoras
take a look at the top rated network TV shows and then make the case for the intelligence level of the typical american.
37 posted on 01/27/2004 12:24:49 PM PST by oceanview
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Momaw Nadon
Kerry has had a great two weeks. It shows that Election 2004 will be a close fight to the finish.
38 posted on 01/27/2004 12:25:01 PM PST by .cnI redruM (Texas; more churches than any other state in the US!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: armymarinemom
..it really bugs me that Republicans are RED on all of these charts...

Yeah. I wish I was one of those techie wizards. I'd change the Dem states to green with pink stripes, and add a hammer and sickle overlay. Cheers, B

39 posted on 01/27/2004 12:25:48 PM PST by Byron_the_Aussie (http://www.theinterviewwithgod.com/popup2.html)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: evad
its not a waste to run ads now, you have to break this trend that is going on right now.
40 posted on 01/27/2004 12:26:33 PM PST by oceanview
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Dan from Michigan
Your too kind with your words! ;^)
41 posted on 01/27/2004 12:31:25 PM PST by RetiredArmy (We'll put a boot in your ass, it's the American Way! Toby Keith)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Byron_the_Aussie
Post of map @ 29. Bush will not carry WA state. Way too may socialist here. Won't happen.
42 posted on 01/27/2004 12:32:19 PM PST by RetiredArmy (We'll put a boot in your ass, it's the American Way! Toby Keith)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: auboy
LOL! I was teasing a friend of mine who prior to Iowa was a big Dean fan. After the Iowa debacle, I said, "what about your man Dean?" He chuckled and said "well, it's Kerry now." I said, "you democrats are so frickin' fickle, won't even stick with a guy for two weeks." He agreed and shrugged his shoulders.
43 posted on 01/27/2004 12:34:35 PM PST by Wphile (Keep the UN out of Iraq)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

Comment #44 Removed by Moderator

To: Momaw Nadon
This could be interpreted another way. Since Newsweek said Kerry now led Bush just three days ago, we could say that now "Kerry has fallen behind Bush" and is sinking fast.
45 posted on 01/27/2004 12:38:51 PM PST by TommyDale
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DrDeb
Just in case you missed it bump
46 posted on 01/27/2004 12:45:54 PM PST by mystery-ak (Almighty God, Embrace with Your invincible armour our loved ones in all branches of the service.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mystery-ak
BTTT!!!
47 posted on 01/27/2004 12:47:27 PM PST by Lael (Politicians who forget those who brung 'em...Let them walk home ALONE from the Dance!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: oceanview
take a look at the top rated network TV shows and then make the case for the intelligence level of the typical american.

I'm not making any case, I'm commenting on your insult to everyone but some group of elite people, presumably you are among them.

Hillary etal took that opinion to an art form.

So, if Bush is reelected the dumb people all of a sudden got smart?

48 posted on 01/27/2004 12:49:34 PM PST by Protagoras (When they asked me what I thought of freedom in America,,, I said I thought it would be a good idea.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: Momaw Nadon
I remember that the August before the election, the loser from Mass. was up about 9 over W's dad - of course that's just me, remembering stuff again.
49 posted on 01/27/2004 12:55:53 PM PST by jmaroneps37 ( lurch and teddy perfect together!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Protagoras
So, if Bush is reelected the dumb people all of a sudden got smart?

No........it means they did't vote!

50 posted on 01/27/2004 12:56:50 PM PST by PISANO (God Bless our Troops........They will not TIRE - They will not FALTER - They will not FAIL!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-141 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson