Democratic Senator Zell Miller gave a Keynote Address at the Republican National Convention that many reporters instantly branded as bad news for the Republican Party and George W. Bush. However, a Rasmussen Reports survey finds that voter perceptions of Miller are sharply divided along partisan lines.
Fifty-two percent (52%) of Americans now believe that President Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney will be re-elected this November. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that just 38% expect the Democratic ticket of John Kerry and John Edwards to emerge victorious.
First Lady Laura Bush earned higher favorability ratings than any other speaker at the Republican National Convention. The President's wife is viewed favorably by 67% of American voters and unfavorably by just 20%.
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.