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Friday, April 30, 2004

ASU Poll: Kerry Slips in AZ, But Still Close

Posted by DavidNYC

A new poll out from Arizona State University (Feb. numbers in parens):

Bush: 41 (44)
Kerry: 38 (46)
Nader: 3 (n/a)
Undecided: 18 (10)
(MOE: ��4.8%)

Bush gets a 44-46 approve/disapprove rating on his handling of the economy, but a 60-31 split in his favor on terrorism. Both are improvements over his Feb. numbers, where he got 40-54 on the economy and 54-40 on terrorism.

Interesting that the number of undecideds has shot up - mostly, it seems, at Kerry's expense. Perhaps Bush's negative ads have had an effect here?

(Via Kos.)

UPDATE: Ruy says that these results actually don't look good for Bush:

It's bad for Bush that's it's so close. And it's bad for Bush that he's drawing only 41 percent as the incumbent; undecideds usually break heavily for the challenger.

Posted at 07:23 PM in Arizona | Technorati


Arizona might be a pick for the Dems. Kerry will be a fool if he doesn't pick Gov. Richardson of New Mexico as his running mate. That would be a slam dunk for him. It would secure New Mexico, and make Arizona nd Nevada real possibilities for Democratic pickups. It wouldn't hurt elsewhere, where there are large hispanic populations. Hispanics are the next big electoral wave, the Dems would be smart to get them on board.

Posted by: Rock_nj at April 30, 2004 07:26 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

I agree 100% about Richardson. He is definitely my top choice for VP. And please, not Gephardt!

Posted by: DavidNYC at April 30, 2004 07:26 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

I have put together a swing state guide. For every swing state, it contains info on:

Job issues | Bush Tax facts | Forums | Chat rooms | Media contacts |

The idea is that non-swingstaters can go talk to swingstaters online in chats and forums, and have facts and data to back up their arguments. Also, we can send letters to the editors of newspapers in swing states.



Posted by: Heckraiser at May 1, 2004 12:18 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment