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51% of Democrats Want Centrist in 2008

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Half (51%) of the nation's Democrats say it would be best for their party to nominate a more centrist candidate in 2008. Twenty-five percent (25%) believe that it would be best to nominate a more liberal candidate than John Kerry.

Unaffiliated voters, by a 52% to 20% margin, also believe that a more centrist candidate would be best for the Democrats.

Looking back at the 2004 election, 22% of Democrats believe that if Howard Dean had been nominated, he would have won the election on November 2. Fifty-six percent (56%) of Democrats disagree and say Dean would not have won the general election.

Twenty-eight percent (28%) of liberal voters believe

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