September 04, 2004

For What It's Worth...

Although--as you know--I mistrust polls, Time has Bush taking a double digit lead.
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.
That's a pretty nice bounce from the RNC.


  1. I was able to attend every session, and I have to say, I thought the party came across pretty well. Sure, they were critical of Kerry, but basically those criticisms focused on his record, which seems fairly valid to me.

    And as for Bush himself, tonight I was surprised to find a (presumably liberal) Jewish friend describing his speech as “pretty compelling.” Certainly I think the substance and delivery were superior to Kerry’s.

    One thing that really struck me about the convention as a whole was how often people spoke of two different eras. In Bush’s speech this was demonstrated by the contrast between people who once had one job, one career, for one company ... and the reality of work now. The Republican party really seems to be trying (at least in its rhetoric) to embrace the realities of not just a new century, but the era that began in 2001. This is in striking and even bizarre contrast to the Democratic party which is currently so mired in debates over Vietnam.

    I am curious about the other 4% not accounted for in the poll, however ...

  2. I believe that other 4% is made up primarily of cynical twenty-somethings who, when they say "Oh sure, I'm voting for Bush" can't decide if they're being sarcastic or not.