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Poll - Bush ahead of John Kerry by 11 points


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#1    DC09

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Posted 03 September 2004 - 11:25 PM

TIME Poll: Among likely voters, 52% would vote for President George Bush, while 41% would vote for John Kerry and 3% would vote for Ralph Nader  

New York: For the first time since the Presidential race became a two person contest last spring, there is a clear leader, the latest TIME poll shows. If the 2004 election for President were held today, 52% of likely voters surveyed would vote for President George W. Bush, 41% would vote for Democratic nominee John Kerry, and 3% would vote for Ralph Nader, according to a new TIME poll conducted from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2. Poll results are available on TIME.com and will appear in the upcoming issue of TIME magazine, on newsstands Monday, Sept. 6.

Most important issues: When asked what they consider are the most important issues, 25% of registered voters cited the economy as the top issue, followed by 24% who cited the war on terrorism as the top issue. The situation in Iraq was rated the top issue by 17% of registered voters, moral values issues such as gay marriage and abortion were the top issue for 16% of respondents, and health care was the most important issue for 11% of respondents.

Bush vs. Kerry:
The economy: 47% trust President Bush more to handle the economy, while 45% trust Kerry.
Health care: 48% trust Senator Kerry to handle health care issues, while 42% trust Bush.
Iraq: 53% trust Bush to handle the situation in Iraq, while 41% trust Kerry.
Terrorism: 57% trust Bush to handle the war on terrorism, while 36% trust Kerry.
Understanding the needs of people: 47% said they trust Kerry to understand the needs of people like themselves, while 44% trusted Bush to understand their needs.
Providing strong leadership: 56% said they trust Bush to provide strong leadership in difficult times, while 37% said they trust Kerry to provide leadership in difficult times.
Tax policy: 49% trust Bush to handle tax policy, while 40% trust Kerry.
Commanding the Armed Forces: 54% said they trust Bush to be commander-in-chief of the armed forces, while 39% said they trust Kerry.

Bush on the Issues:
Iraq: Half (50%) of those surveyed approve of the way President Bush is handling the situation in Iraq, while 46% disapprove. In last week’s TIME poll, 48% approved of the way Bush was handling the situation in Iraq and 48% disapproved.
Terrorism: Almost two thirds (59%) said they approve of how President Bush is handling the war on terrorism, while 38% disapprove. Last week’s TIME poll found 55% approved of Bush’s handling of the war on terrorism, while 40% disapproved.
The Economy: Survey respondents were split on the President’s handling of the economy. Almost half (48%) said the approved of Bush’s handling of the economy, while 48% said the disapproved.

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I know polls don't mean much but I thought it was cool.  wink2.gif


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Posted 03 September 2004 - 11:44 PM

ack

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Posted 03 September 2004 - 11:46 PM

terrific.


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Posted 03 September 2004 - 11:50 PM

Its funny BS that our words are the polar opposite, but that in this thread they mean the exact same thing tongue.gif

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Posted 03 September 2004 - 11:52 PM

one a remark of fear.

the other a sarcastic, remark of fear.

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Edited by BurnSide, 03 September 2004 - 11:53 PM.


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Posted 04 September 2004 - 12:15 AM

And now a remark of joy: Yay!

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Posted 04 September 2004 - 12:58 AM

It'll only last till' soon after the convention.  It's only a poll anyway.  A lot of the people who voted in the poll won't vote in the election, and others not in the poll will.  Nonetheless, ackerific.  The best from both worlds.   tongue.gif

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Posted 04 September 2004 - 05:27 AM

now all we need is for Osama to magically be found and yay:)


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Posted 04 September 2004 - 10:11 AM

Polls mean nothing, they change everytime!

Bush or Kerry?!?!?! Sigh........


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Posted 04 September 2004 - 10:13 AM

QUOTE
Bush or Kerry


What a choice.  blink.gif


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Posted 04 September 2004 - 01:09 PM

QUOTE(bathory @ Sep 4 2004, 06:27 AM)
now all we need is for Osama to magically be found and yay:)

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Lol, that would seal it!

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Posted 04 September 2004 - 02:20 PM

YES YES YES! I told you guys Bush is going to win!  tongue.gif original.gif Where are all those people that said Kerry will win? Hey, Fluffy, Bush in up in the polls!

Edited by Babs, 04 September 2004 - 02:23 PM.

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Posted 04 September 2004 - 04:27 PM

Babs, you haven't paid attention to the reality of a poll yet, why start now?

You know what is really funny about this...after thinking back on those threads I never once said that Kerry was going to win, or that Bush was going to lose; only that the race was very close and within the margin of error of the poll itself.

Somehow babs was never willing to accept that. regardeless of how many polls I posted saying the reality that the race for president is a close one was something that she was never willing to accept or even acknowledge.

Even now that the gallup polls show that the race is still very close in most states it doesn't seem to matter.

Babs, your zealousness for bush is having a negative effect on your perception of reality...

Edited by Fluffybunny, 04 September 2004 - 05:38 PM.

Too many people on both sides of the spectrum have fallen into this mentality that a full one half of the country are the enemy for having different beliefs...in a country based on freedom of expression. It is this infighting that allows the focus to be taken away from "we the people" being able to watch, and have control over government corruption and ineptitude that is running rampant in our leadership.

People should be working towards fixing problems, not creating them.

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Posted 04 September 2004 - 05:34 PM

Well, if he does win, i'll congratulate you all when your all at war, dying of starvation, or even being eaten by zombies. If something bad can happen, Bush will see to it!!


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Posted 04 September 2004 - 05:37 PM

Babs, I get the impression that you're not even old enough to vote. You obviously don't know anything about politics.

Maybe you should do some research? Start by looking up your national debt, and then look at how much the war in Iraq has cost so far, and maybe you'll get a bit of an idea on how Bush is running your country into the ground.





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