But what's character? Psh, it means nothing. How about the issues, though? Regardless of how little the Republicans would like you to think about the issues, they do remain fairly important I looked up a recent CNN poll, and this is what I found...
Which candidate - George W. Bush or John Kerry - do you think would do a better job on the following...
|Handling the war on terrorism||49||42||9|
|Handling foreign policy||44||46||10|
|Handling the situation in Iraq||43||46||11|
|Handling the economy||38||51||11|
|Reducing the deficit||34||52||14|
|Protecting the environment||33||55||12|
Time/CNN Poll conducted May 12-13, 2004 of 1,001 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.1.
So it looks like that Kerry in fact leads Bush in almost everything, and is being beaten by Bush in only two issues, which is within 7 percentage points (at most). Who's "deteriorating" now, Bush?