Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Overnight Poll Shows Surge for Ticket

Wednesday, July 7, 2004
A new poll conducted for MSNBC by Princeton Survey Research showed that the Democratic ticket has gotten a big boost from Kerry's choice of John Edwards as his VP candidate.
Respondents were asked which duo they would choose were the election today - Bush/Cheney, Kerry/Edwards or Nader/Camajo.

MSNBC reports that 49 percent choose the Democrats against 41 percent for the incumbents.

Interestingly, 6 percent declined to answer the question, leading one to believe that a large chunk of voters still are unsure or undecided.

Ralph Nader and Peter Camajo got 4 percent.

Kerry and Edwards are the first serving senators to appear on the same election ticket since 1972, when Democratic Senators George McGovern of South Dakota and Thomas Eagleton of Missouri teamed up for the Democratic ticket.

Gee, I would have never seen this coming . . . the ticket actually gained a couple of points in polls when it was a (gasp) complete ticket?

Nevermind that Wall Street fell in the wake of the Democratic ticket's surge.

I still say that Kerry's in deep trouble to not have a more significant lead at this time, and I don't think Edwards is enough of a personality counter-balance to pull this one off.

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