In the polls


Geraldine Sealey
April 15, 2004 6:53PM (UTC)

The bipartisan Battleground 2004 poll shows that while President Bush is vulnerable on several fronts, John Kerry isn't capitalizing on the incumbent's weaknesses. Kerry and Bush are virtually tied, 49 percent to 48 percent.

No surprise here: In New York, a new Quinnipiac poll shows Kerry leading Bush in New York 53 percent to 36 percent. Bush's approval rating has slipped to 40 percent in New York, the lowest point yet. After 9/11, Bush's approval rating in New York had soared above 80 percent.

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Florida is a tight race, according to the latest Rassmussen Reports poll. Kerry and Bush are pretty much tied, getting 47 and 46 percent respectively.

In Oregon, Bush leads Kerry, 47 to 45 percent but within the margin of error. "Though the results are within the margin of error, they are as close as they were four years ago, but with the opposite outcome," PoliticalWire says.

It's a tight race in New Jersey, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll, with Kerry at 41 percent and Bush at 40 percent. With Nader on the ballot, he gets 5 percent, Bush 48 and Kerry 44 percent.


Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.

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