Poll: Bush support holds despite Iraq, 9/11 hearings

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    Poll: Bush support holds despite Iraq, 9/11 hearings
    By Susan Page, USA TODAY
    WASHINGTON — President Bush's lead over Democrat John Kerry has widened a bit in a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll despite two weeks that have been dominated by a deteriorating security situation in Iraq and criticism of his administration's handling of the terrorism threat before the Sept. 11 attacks.
    The survey, taken Friday through Sunday, showed Bush leading Kerry 51% to 46% among likely voters, slightly wider than the 3-point lead he held in early April. The shifts were within the margin of error of +/ 4 percentage points in the sample of likely voters.

    The president's job approval rating was steady at 52%.

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    So what your saying is The Democrats have had the full court press on Bush, and Bush ends up gaining widening his lead over Kerry? HAHA

    Im starting to wonder how likely Kerry is to win any state other that Massachussetts.
     
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    That is a good way of putting it. I'm optimisticly cautious when it comes to elections and polls this far out. Kerry will win several states, but not enough to win. :thup:
     
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    This poll simply shows evidence for what I've been saying all along...this will be an extremely close, hard-fought election.

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    It does show interesting results considering recent events in Iraq and the 9/11 comission. One would think those events would help Kerry gain numbers in such a poll, but that did not happen.
     
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    This is true. Bush should be down by double digits this early on. Dukakis was up 15 points on Bush Sr. in early april. Mondale was up by more than 10 points on Reagan in the 84 election in April. We know how those turned out. With all the onslaught on Bush in the recent months, im suprised he isnt down by the same. Maybe people are seeing through the BS.
     
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    Nah...it'll be close all the way through right up until election day. It doesn't matter what a poll taken in April says come November.

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    So the BS hasnt been all for not then. Phew thank goodness or the Dems might as well give up now.
     
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    EXCELLENT!
     
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    I hope for the best, obviously, but there is a lot of time between now and election day for things to go terribly wrong in Iraq/Afghanistan. As if it could get much worse.

    June 30th will play a big part in this.

    I don't think there is any reason to think that this election will not be as close as the last election.

    Remember that one? Where Bush LOST the popular vote.
     

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