Friday, Sep. 03, 2004
New York: For the first time since the Presidential race became a two person contest last spring, there is a clear leader, the latest TIME poll shows. If the 2004 election for President were held today, 52% of likely voters surveyed would vote for President George W. Bush, 41% would vote for Democratic nominee John Kerry, and 3% would vote for Ralph Nader, according to a new TIME poll conducted from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.
You've got to love it. After the negative bounce of kerry's convention and their attempts to claim that there would be no bounce for bush because of the lack of undecideds, BOOM, whacked with the thump stick. It's tremendous. Even more so when you put it into historical context. The average bounce for someone post convention is something like 6 points since the numbers have been tracked. Bush not only surpassed that by 50%, but in an environment that everyone has agreed there aren't many undecideds. I think it's clear all those morons who said it was kerry's race to lose were completely delusional. Unless bush completely flubs the debates, or world events drastically going to hades in a handbasket, he's going to coast to a victory.