A Quinnipiac University poll of 1,094 registered Florida voters (+/-3%) taken 8/5-8/10 has Sen. John Kerry leading President Bush 47%-41% with Ralph Nader at 4%. In a two-way race, Kerry leads Bush 49%-42%. A similar poll from late June had Kerry and Bush tied at 43% with Nader at 5%. The AP reports Kerry "now leads in the latest poll of Michigan voters. Forty-nine percent of the 600 likely voters surveyed statewide by Lansing-based EPIC/MRA say they back Kerry and. . .Edwards, while 42% say they back Bush and. . .Cheney, who was scheduled to campaign Wednesday evening in Battle Creek. Three percent say they support independent candidate Ralph Nader and his running mate, Peter Camejo. . . . In a matchup just between the two major party candidates, Kerry-Edwards gets 51% to Bush-Cheney's 43%."
Sabato Says Bush Is In "Deep Trouble."
Political analyst Larry Sabato said on Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor that Bush "is in deep trouble. His victory is far from assured. It's doable, but it's very tough. . . . In the entire polling age, which began in 1936, only one president has been behind in a series of polls, starting in the spring of the election year, and yet managed to win in November. His name: Harry Truman."