Monday, August 16, 2004

"Purple State" Polling

From a press release announcing results from an America Coming Together commissioned poll of the following swing or "purple" states: AZ, AR, FL, IA, ME, MI, MN, MO, NV, NH, NM, OH, OR, PA, WV, WA, and WI, check out these numbers from the battleground, where this election is going to be won or lost. Kerry is looking damn good in this composite poll:

Conducted 8/8-11 by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (D); surveyed 1,000 likely voters in the Purple States; margin of error +/- 3.0% (release,8/13).

All Voters

Kerry 51
Bush 46
Undec. 2

Independent Voters

Kerry 51
Bush 41
Undec 4

Moderate Voters

Kerry 68
Bush 30
Undec 2

In the "post-convention" period John Kerry's personal standings have improved as Kerry emerges for the first time with a higher approval rating than Bush.

From polling memo: "The mood in the battleground states is bleak...with 55 percent saying the country is on the wrong track compared to only 37 percent to want to see the country go in a different direction than Bush (53 to 43 percent)."

Voters have little faith in Bush's ability to improve the economy with 53% saying they do not believe he has good plans for the economy. Voters are also split on whether Bush "shares their values or can be trusted to make the right decisions" (release, 8/13).


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