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October 8, 2004

Voters Divided Between Domestic Issues, Security Issues

Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 Likely Voters conducted Wednesday night found that voters are evenly divided as to whether domestic political issues or national security issues are more important.

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October 8, 2004

53% Believe Bush Will Win in November

Fifty-three percent (53%) of Americans now believe that President Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney will be re-elected this November. A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 Likely Voters found that just 35% expect the Democratic ticket of John Kerry and John Edwards to emerge victorious.

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October 8, 2004

Illinois: Kerry 52% Bush 41%

In Illinois, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows Senator Kerry with 52% of the vote and President Bush with 41%. Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik will be on the Illinois ballot and attracted 2% of the vote.

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October 7, 2004

Voters Say Cheney Won Debate, Is More Qualified

Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 Likely Voters conducted Wednesday night found that 43% believe Vice President Dick Cheney did better than Senator John Edwards in their Vice Presidential debate. Thirty-seven percent (37%) took the opposite view and believe Edwards won the debate.

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October 7, 2004

In Illinois Senate Race, Obama 64% Keyes 20%

As expected, Democrats will pick up a Senate seat in Illinois this November. The latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows Democrat Barack Obama holding a 64% to 20% lead over Republican Alan Keyes.

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October 5, 2004

California: Kerry 53% Bush 42%

The latest Rasmussen Reports survey in California finds Senator John F. Kerry with 53% of the state's vote and President George W. Bush with 42%.

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October 3, 2004

60% Say Bush Conservative, 49% Say Kerry Liberal

Thursday's Presidential Debate did little to shift voter perceptions of the candidates' ideology.

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October 2, 2004

Voters Say Kerry Won, Few Change Minds

A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 Likely Voters conducted Friday night found that 52% believe John Kerry "won" Thursday night's debate.

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October 2, 2004

Oklahoma: Bush 64% Kerry 30%

In Oklahoma, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows President Bush with 64% of the vote and Senator Kerry with 30%. In Election 2000, Bush won Oklahoma by twenty-two percentage points, beating Al Gore 60% to 38%.

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October 1, 2004

Tennessee: Bush 49% Kerry 43%

President Bush leads Senator Kerry in Tennessee by a margin of 49% to 43% in the latest Rasmussen Reports survey. When "leaners" are included, that lead grows to eight points, Bush 52% to Kerry 44%.

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October 1, 2004

Indiana: Bush 53% Kerry 40%

The first Rasmussen Reports Indiana survey of Election 2004 finds that Hoosiers will give their Electoral Votes to the Republican ticket of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

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October 1, 2004

North Carolina: Bush 54% Kerry 42%

President Bush retains a double digit lead in North Carolina.

The latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows that the President has 54% of the Tar Heel vote to 42% for Senator Kerry. That's close to the President's 13-point margin of victory in the Tar Heel State four years ago.

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September 30, 2004

17% of Voters May Be Persuadable

Heading into the first Presidential Debate, President Bush has a modest lead over Senator Kerry. Support for the President is also a bit more solid than the Senator's--90% of Bush voters are certain as to how they will vote.

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September 30, 2004

52% Say Voters Learn About Candidates from Debates

Fifty-two percent (52%) of American voters believe that people learn a lot about the Presidential candidates from the Presidential Debates. A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 Likely Voters found that 32% disagree and say that not much is learned from these ritual performances.

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September 30, 2004

Virginia: Bush 50% Kerry 44

President Bush leads Senator Kerry in Virginia by six percentage points, 50% to 44%. Those figures have changed little over the past month. Heading into the Republican National Convention, the President was ahead in Virginia 50% to 45%.

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September 29, 2004

60% Say Bush Conservative, 50% Say Kerry Liberal

During the month of September, the number of people seeing President Bush as politically conservative dropped from 66% at the beginning of the month to 60% today.

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September 29, 2004

GA: Bush 53% Kerry 42%

In Georgia, President Bush still has a solid double digit lead. The latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows President Bush with 53% of the vote and Senator Kerry with 42%.

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September 28, 2004

Arkansas: Bush 51% Kerry 44%

In the race for the six Electoral College votes from Arkansas, President George W. Bush has solidified his lead.

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September 27, 2004

54% Favor Leaving US Troops to Stabilize Iraq

Most Americans (54%) favor leaving U.S. soldiers in Iraq until that country's political situation is stabilized. A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 Likely Voters found that 31% are opposed to that policy.

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September 27, 2004

94% Say They Will Watch Some of Debate

George W. Bush and John Kerry will face a huge bi-partisan audience in their first televised debate this Thursday night. Sixty-one percent (61%) of voters say they plan to watch the entire debate while another 33% say they will watch some of it.