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Posted: 8/28/2004 2:14:34 PM EST
Drudge Report says....

New York – If the 2004 election for President were being held today, 46% of likely voters surveyed would vote for President George W. Bush, 44% would vote for Democratic nominee John Kerry, and 5% would vote for Ralph Nader. In the two-way race, 46% would vote for Bush and 46% would vote for Kerry, according to a new TIME poll.

SWIFT BOAT ATTACK ADS

More than 3 in 4 (77%) have seen or heard about the ads attacking Kerry’s Vietnam military service record. A majority (56%) who saw the ads say it’s just politics as usual. However, almost 1 in 3 voters (35%) say there’s "some truth" to the accusations. Almost 3 in 4 (72%) of those who saw the ads say they had no impact on their vote intentions. About equal numbers say the ads made them more anti-Kerry (13%) or more pro-Kerry (14%). Almost 1 in 4 swing voters (25%) who saw the ads say that there’s some truth to the accusations.

FAVORABILITY RATINGS

Kerry’s favorability rating is at to 44% favorable and 33% unfavorable, down from 53% favorable and 29% unfavorable in early August. Bush’s favorability rating is at to 46% favorable and 39% unfavorable. More than half (53%) have a favorable opinion of Laura Bush, while 25% have a favorable opinion of Teresa Heinz Kerry .

BUSH’S CABINET

Only 39% approve of the job that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has done and 37% disapprove. Voters are split on whether Bush should replace Rumsfeld, with 49% saying he should be replaced, and 48% saying he should stay. Of the four cabinet members TIME asked about, Secretary of State Colin Powell gets the highest approval rating of 74% with 85% saying that he should stay if Bush is re-elected. More than half (52%) approve of the job that National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice has done as a member of Bush’s cabinet while 25% disapprove, and 68% think Rice should be kept in the job. And Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge has a 44% favorable and 25% unfavorable rating with 61% saying that he should also stay a member of Bush’s cabinet. Overall Bush’s cabinet gets a 50% favorable and 36% unfavorable rating.

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Link Posted: 8/28/2004 2:22:07 PM EST
Lets hope those numbers are accurate and stay that way! Unfortunately, I'm not all that pleased with either choice, but Bush surely seems the lesser of two evils.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 2:48:15 PM EST
Yeah, I'm in that 70-80% pro-Bush area but I'm also in the 150% or more - overboard in fact, anti-Kerry area so it's easy for me. Hopefully the news from Adm. Schachte will (since he is not a member) show that the Swiftees group is indeed not pro-Bush so much as anti-Kerry too.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 2:52:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 2:56:03 PM EST
Why does everybody like Powell? He is too soft on just about every issues.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 2:59:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 3:00:56 PM EST by 4get_No1]
Wooooooop - thanks HeavyMetal, Rasmussen shows that magic 200 Electoral votes too!
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