In the polls


Geraldine Sealey
March 2, 2004 2:56AM (UTC)

Polls ahead of Super Tuesday (that's tomorrow, if you weren't paying attention) show John Kerry with formidable leads over John Edwards in all of the 10 states involved. Edwards, often a strong closer, hopes he'll get late surges undetected by the likes of John Zogby. That was, after all, the case in Wisconsin, where a double-digit lead for John Kerry in the pre-primary polls dissolved to single digits once votes were actually cast.

Even in states where Edwards stands the best chances, though, if the polls can be believed, he's got quite a fight.

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In Georgia, where Edwards has worked hard for a Southern win, according to Zogby Kerry has a lead of 46 to 27 percent. SurveyUSA has a closer race, Kerry ahead 46 to 36 percent.

In Maryland, American Research Group has Kerry ahead of Edwards 46 percent to 34 percent, after an earlier poll showed Edwards just seven points back.

In Ohio, where Edwards' trade and jobs message could resonate as it did in Wisconsin, Kerry is ahead 59 percent to 28 percent for Edwards. Kucinich, a Cleveland native, was third with 5 percent.


Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.

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