ばか (brash) wrote in leftwingnews,
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Kerry in the polls...

I was reading George W. Bush's site, and an article claimed that Kerry had suffered "deterioration" in nearly every aspect of the polls. And then they went on to quote random statistics, with statistical comparison that would make my Stats Professor's head spin. But as I looked at the information presented, I noticed the aspects weren't policy issues, it was character issues. Also, they were comparing stats from March to May, which is interesting, because that was back when the media was so focused on the Democratic primaries, that one might have started to think that the only people running were Democrats. Now, with Bush attack ads airing non-stop, how can Kerry help but to have suffered in the character polls?

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...

Issues
Bush
Kerry
Not Sure
Handling the war on terrorism 49 42 9
Moral values 46 42 12
Handling foreign policy 44 46 10
Handling the situation in Iraq 43 46 11
Taxes 41 47 12
Gay marriage 39 39 22
Handling the economy 38 51 11
Reducing unemployment 36 52 12
Reducing the deficit 34 52 14
Health care 33 52 15
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?
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