Quick survey by CBS looks good for Edwards


Mark Follman
October 6, 2004 7:08AM (UTC)

CBS "instapoll" results, from 200 undecided voters nationwide:

"Who won?"

Edwards: 42 percent

Cheney: 29 percent

tie: 29 percent

"Debate improved your opinion of the candidate?"

Cheney: 29 percent, opinion improved

Edwards: 58 percent, opinion improved

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And perhaps the most telling statistic of the quick survey, in light of moderator Gwen Ifill's question to Edwards regarding his qualifications to be within a "heartbeat" of the top job: 24 percent of the undecided voters polled by CBS apparently said that they were "scared" of the idea of Dick Cheney as president.


Mark Follman

Mark Follman is Salon's deputy news editor. Read his other articles here.

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