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September 2, 2004

Bush-Kerry Favorables

As the Republican Convention is being held in New York, President Bush is viewed favorably by 54% of American voters and unfavorably by another 45%.

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August 29, 2004

Maryland: Kerry 54% Bush 41%

In Maryland, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows Senator Kerry with 54% of the vote and President Bush with 41%. Four years ago, Al Gore defeated Bush to carry Maryland 57% to 40%.

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August 29, 2004

Michigan: Kerry 50% Bush 45%

In Michigan, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows Senator Kerry with 50% of the vote and President Bush with 45%. Four years ago, Al Gore defeated Bush to carry Michigan by a 51% to 46% margin.

A month ago, Kerry was ahead by a similar 50% to 44% margin. Two months ago, Kerry had a two-point lead in Michigan, 46% to 44%. Three months ago, it was Kerry 47% Bush 41% in our Michigan poll.

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August 29, 2004

Texas: Bush 57% Kerry 38%

In Texas, Bush now leads Massachusetts Senator John Kerry 57% to 38%. In our last survey, he was ahead 55% to 37%. Four years ago, Bush won his home state 59% to 38%.

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August 29, 2004

South Carolina: Bush 52% Kerry 43%

In South Carolina, President Bush's lead is half what it was in our last survey. The latest Rasmussen Reports numbers show President Bush with 52% of the vote and Senator Kerry with 43%.

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August 29, 2004

Pennsylvania: Kerry 49% Bush 45%

In Pennsylvania, Senator John Kerry leads President George Bush 49% to 45% in the latest Rasmussen Reports survey.

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August 29, 2004

Massachusetts: Kerry 58% Bush 36%

One the eve of the Republican National Convention, Massachusetts voters prefer their home state Senator over President Bush by a 58% to 36% margin.

Four years ago, without the home state advantage, Al Gore defeated Bush in Massachusetts 60% to 33%. Our last Bay State survey, released just prior to the Democratic National Convention, showed Kerry with a 60% to 31% lead.

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August 29, 2004

New Jersey: Kerry 51% Bush 43%

New Jersey remains likely to cast its Electoral Votes for the Democratic ticket of John Kerry and John Edwards this November. However, the Democrats' lead in the state is a bit smaller now than it was a month ago.

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August 29, 2004

New York: Kerry 56% Bush 37%

In New York, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows Senator Kerry with 56% of the vote and President Bush with 37%. Four years ago, Al Gore defeated Bush to carry New York by a 25 point margin.

In our last Empire State survey, Kerry held a 58%-30% lead. The state remains safely in the Kerry column for our Electoral College projection.

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August 28, 2004

Alabama: Bush 53% Kerry 42%

In Alabama, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows President Bush leading by 11 percentage points over Senator Kerry.

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August 28, 2004

California: Kerry 51% Bush 42%

On the eve of the Republican National Convention, Senator John Kerry's lead in California is half what is was a month ago.

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August 28, 2004

Maine: Kerry 49% Bush 44%

The latest Rasmussen Reports survey of Maine voters finds Senator Kerry with 49% of the vote and President Bush with 44%. Four years ago, Al Gore defeated Bush to carry Maine by that same margin, 49% to 44%.

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August 27, 2004

Minnesota: Kerry 48% Bush 44%

In Minnesota, the race for the White House is tightening. The latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows Senator Kerry with 48% of the vote and President Bush with 44%.

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August 26, 2004

Florida Senate Race: Castor Strongest Democrat

If Betty Castor wins the Democratic nomination to become Florida's next U.S. Senator, she will begin the race in a toss-up with either Bill McCollum or Mel Martinez.

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August 25, 2004

45% Say Bush More Honest and Trustworthy

Forty-five percent (45%) of Likely Voters believe that George W. Bush is more honest and trustworthy than John Kerry. A Rasmussen Reports survey conducted in advance of the Republican National Convention found that 39% believe Kerry is the more honest and trustworthy candidate.

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August 24, 2004

Missouri: Bush 49% Kerry 44%

In Missouri, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows President Bush with 49% of the vote and Senator Kerry with 44%.

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August 24, 2004

Month-to-Month, Little Has Changed in Election 2004

As the Republican Party prepares for its convention, a look back at Election 2004 reveals an amazingly stable race for the White House. In fact, the monthly polling totals show virtually no movement in the campaign other than a minor bounce related to the Democratic National Convention.

In February, the month that Senator John Kerry became the Democratic Party frontrunner, President George Bush attracted 46.3% of the vote in Rasmussen Reports polling. Kerry, with 45.2% of the vote, trailed by just over a single percentage point.

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August 24, 2004

Ohio: Kerry 48% Bush 46%

Many pundits think Ohio may be the decisive state in the Election 2004 Presidential race. If the race remains close it is certainly one of the four biggest states in play for the Electoral College competition (along with Florida, Michigan, and Pennsylvania).

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August 23, 2004

59% Favor Plan to Redeploy Troops from Europe, Korea

Initial public reaction to a proposal for reducing the number of American troops in Germany and Korea is very positive.

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of voters favor the plan which would station more American troops in the United States while reducing our presence in nations that dominated the Cold War era. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 23% oppose the idea.

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August 21, 2004

47% Have Favorable Opinion of Kerry Military Service

A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 47% of America's Likely Voters have a favorable opinion of John Kerry's military service.