Zogby Poll Taken During Convention Shows Bush Losing Some Ground
Although completely post-convention polls have yet to be released, Reuters reports today that during the Democratic convention, "the Republican ticket of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney lost some ground to John Kerry and John Edwards." The poll by Zogby America "showed that though the Democratic ticket didn't gain points during the four-day convention, the Republicans lost three percentage points to the undecided category." The poll of 1,001 likely voters conducted from Monday through Thursday "found Kerry-Edwards leading Bush-Cheney 48 percent to 43 percent, with 8 percent undecided. A similar sampling taken July 6-7 had the Democrats up 48 percent to 46 percent, with 5 percent undecided."
Meanwhile, a new ARG poll of 600 likely Iowa voters, conducted over July 26-28, shows 46% would vote for George Bush; 46% would vote for John Kerry; 2% would vote for Ralph Nader; and 6% were undecided. And the Charleston Gazette reports this morning that a new American Research Group poll of West Virginia voters conducted this week shows John Kerry has "47 percent to Bush's 44 percent." Ralph Nader, "whose campaign submitted signatures to get him on West Virginia's ballot Thursday, has 3 percent, and 6 percent of those polled are undecided."