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April 27, 2004

38% Have Favorable Opinion of U.N.

Just 38% of American voters have a favorable opinion of the United Nations these days. The latest Rasmussen Reports survey found that 44% have an unfavorable view.

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April 27, 2004

38% Have Favorable Opinion of U.N.

Just 38% of American voters have a favorable opinion of the United Nations these days. The latest Rasmussen Reports survey found that 44% have an unfavorable view.

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April 26, 2004

Oregon: Kerry 46% Bush 45%

Four years ago, Al Gore defeated George W. Bush in Oregon by about 7,000 votes out of more than 1.5 million. The latest Rasmussen Reports survey in Oregon finds that things are just as close today.

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April 25, 2004

California: Kerry 51% Bush 40%

In the state of California, a Rasmussen Reports survey finds that Massachusetts Senator John F. Kerry leads President George W. Bush by eleven points, 51% to 40%. That spread matches the 11 point margin of victory earned by Al Gore four years ago.

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April 25, 2004

Are National Presidential Polls Relevant?

Many people have written recently with various forms of the same message: "National polls don't matter in the Presidential Race. As we learned four years ago, the only thing that counts is the Electoral College."

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April 23, 2004

New Hampshire Still Close Kerry 47% Bush 45%

Four years ago, George W. Bush won New Hampshire's four Electoral Votes by a single percentage point (48% to 47%). In Election 2004, it may be that close again.

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April 20, 2004

New Jersey: Kerry 51% Bush 39%

In New Jersey, Senator John F. Kerry leads President George W. Bush 51% to 39%. Four years ago, Bush lost the state by sixteen points to Al Gore, 56% to 40%.

When it comes to issues of national defense and the War on Terror, Garden State voters are evenly divided as to who would do a better job--45% say Bush and another 45% say Kerry. Nationally, Bush has a significant edge on this issue.

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April 20, 2004

NJ: Schundler 46% McGreevey 39%

New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey trails Bret Schundler 46% to 39% in the latest Rasmussen Reports poll. Three years ago, in the 2001 election, McGreevey trounced Schundler by 14 percentage points. The New Jersey Governor's race will be held in November 2005.

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April 20, 2004

Presidential History

Sometimes it is important to pull back from the day-to-day numbers and take a look at the history of Presidential Elections. When you compare the parties over the past 100 years or so, it becomes clear that Republicans and Democrats typically win the Presidency in different ways.

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April 18, 2004

West Virginia: Bush 46% Kerry 41%

In West Virginia, President Bush leads John Kerry by five percentage points, 46% to 41%. Four years ago, Bush won the state by six points over Al Gore, 52% to 46%.

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April 16, 2004

Colorado: Bush 49% Kerry 44%

In Colorado, President Bush leads John Kerry by just five percentage points, 49% to 44%. Four years ago, Bush won Colorado by nine points over Al Gore, 51% to 42%.

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April 15, 2004

Colorado Senate: Salazar 47% Coors 41%

Pete Coors is a political newcomer, but he's already competitive in the race for Colorado's U.S. Senate seat. A day after announcing his entry into the race, Coors trails Attorney General Ken Salazar by just six percentage points, 47% to 41%.

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April 15, 2004

Florida Voters Prefer Bush on Defense

Florida voters are a bit more optimistic about the U.S. economy than voters across the nation.

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April 15, 2004

FL Senate: McCollum 42% Castor 41%

In the state of Florida, the race to replace retiring Senator Bob Graham is a toss-up. While the party nominees have not been selected, match-ups among some leading candidates show this seat is up for grabs in Election 2004.

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April 14, 2004

Florida: Kerry 47% Bush 46%

In the state of Florida, the race for President is a toss-up. The latest Rasmussen Reports survey finds Massachusetts Senator John F. Kerry attracting 47% of the vote in the Sunshine State and President George W. Bush earning 46%.

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April 14, 2004

FL: 58% Have Favorable View of Graham

Florida voters like outgoing Senator Bob Graham more than other leading political figures in the state of Florida. Graham is viewed favorably by 59% of Florida voters and unfavorably by just 33%.

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April 8, 2004

Rice: 50% Favorable 24% Unfavorable

In the wake of Condoleezza Rice's testimony before a national television audience, 50% of American voters have a favorable view of the nation's National Security Advisor. Just 24% have an unfavorable view, while 26% are not sure or do not know who she is.

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March 19, 2004

Why We're Not Including Ralph Nader

Over the past couple of weeks, many people have asked why we're not including Ralph Nader by name in our tracking poll (we do include "some other candidate").

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March 3, 2004

32% Said SF Same Sex Marriages Legally Valid

A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 Likely Voters taken at the time Newsom was issuing the licenses found that just 32% believed the gay and lesbian couples who received them were "legally married." Sixty-one percent (61%) disagreed, while 7% were not sure.

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March 2, 2004

Just 32% Consider SF Marriage Legal

A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 Likely Voters found that just 32% believe the gay and lesbian couples who received marriage licenses recently in San Francisco are "legally married."