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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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).
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.
In his bid to become the next United States Senator from Colorado, Ken Salazar is currently attracting 49% support from voters in his state. A Rasmussen Reports survey of 500 Likely Voters finds that Republican Pete Coors has support from 45% of Colorado voters.
In Washington, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows Senator Kerry with 50% of the vote and President Bush with 44%. Four years ago, Bush lost Washington's Electoral College votes to Al Gore by five percentage points.
In Ohio, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows
Senator Kerry with 46% of the vote and President Bush with 45%. Just one month ago, Bush held a four-point lead in the state, 46% to 42%. The month before, it was Bush 46% Kerry 44% in our Ohio poll.