Kerry Leads By One, But Losing Ground In CBS News Poll
CBS Evening News reported on the latest CBS News poll, which is characterized as "a reversal of political fortune." Three weeks after the Democratic convention, "it appears John Kerry has suffered a significant drop in support among key voters independents, Catholics and, at least for the moment, Kerry is also losing the battle for the hearts, minds and votes of fellow veterans. A CBS News poll out tonight shows that in the presidential race, Kerry [with 46%] and President Bush [with 45%] are now separated by just one point a virtual tie." Among veterans, Kerry's support "has dropped from 46% right after the convention to 37%." Bush's backing in that key group has gone from 46% to 55%.
Just 45% Approve Of Bush's Handling Of Iraq In Gallup Poll.
A Gallup poll conducted over August 9-11 (+/- 3%), shows 45% "approve of the way George W. Bush is handling the situation in Iraq"; 52% disapprove; 3% have no opinion. 49% "think it was worth going to war in Iraq"; 48% think it was not worth it; 3% have no opinion.
Bush Up By One In Missouri Poll.
A SurveyUSA automated poll of 643 likely Missouri voters (+/-4%) taken 8/15-8/17 has George Bush leading John Kerry 48%-47% with 5% undecided
Bush, Kerry Tied In New Mexico Poll.
A Rasmussen Reports automated poll of 500 likely New Mexico voters taken 8/15 has George Bush and John Kerry tied at 46% with Michael Badnarik (L) at 4%.
Kerry Leads By Two In Ohio Poll.
The Ohio Poll, conducted by the University of Cincinnati's Institute For Policy Research, surveying 812 likely Ohio voters (+/-3.4%) between 8/11-8/17, has Kerry-Edwards leading Bush-Cheney 48%-46% with 1% backing Nader-Camejo, 1% someone else and 4% undecided.
Bush Up By 11 In South Carolina Survey.
A SurveyUSA automated poll of 727 likely South Carolina voters (+/-3.7%) has George Bush leading John Kerry 53%-42% with 5% undecided or backing an unnamed other candidate.