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July 8, 2004

Maine: Kerry 46% Bush 45%

In Maine, the race for the White House is as close as it can be. The latest Rasmussen Reports survey finds Senator Kerry with 46% of the vote and President Bush with 45%. Four years ago, Al Gore defeated Bush to carry Maine by a 49% to 44% margin.

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July 8, 2004

46% Say Bush Will Win

Regardless of who they plan to vote for, 46% of all voters now believe the Bush-Cheney ticket will be re-elected while 44% say the Kerry-Edward team will win.

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July 8, 2004

Edwards Viewed More Favorably Than Cheney

Initial reaction to John Edwards shows that 46% of Likely Voters have a favorable opinion of the Democrat's Vice-Presidential candidate.

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July 8, 2004

Iowa: Kerry 48% Bush 44%

In Iowa, President Bush has gained ground over the past month but still trails Senator Kerry 48% to 44%. Our last Iowa survey found Kerry leading by eight percentage points, 49% to 41%.

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July 8, 2004

Missouri: Bush 48% Kerry 44%

In Missouri, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows President Bush with 48% of the vote and Senator Kerry with 44%. Four years ago, Bush won the state of Missouri by a narrow 50% to 47% margin.

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July 7, 2004

Massachusetts: Kerry 60% Bush 31%

As the city of Boston prepares to welcome the Democratic Convention, Massachusetts voters prefer their home state Senator over President Bush by a 60% to 31% margin.

Four years ago, without the home state advantage, Al Gore defeated Bush in Massachusetts 60% to 33%. A month ago, the Rasmussen Reports poll found Kerry ahead 58% to 33%.

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July 7, 2004

Texas: Bush 55% Kerry 37%

In Texas, Bush now leads Massachusetts Senator John Kerry 55% to 37%. Four years ago, Bush won his home state 59% to 38%.

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July 7, 2004

Florida: Kerry 48% Bush 43%

Florida, the decisive state in Election 2000 and a toss-up for most of Election 2004 is now leaning towards Senator John Kerry.

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July 7, 2004

New Jersey: Kerry 51% Bush 41%

New Jersey looks ready to cast its Electoral Votes for the Democratic ticket of John Kerry and John Edwards this November.

The latest Rasmussen Reports New Jersey survey finds Senator Kerry with a ten point lead over President Bush, 51% to 41%. New Jersey remains in the "Likely Kerry" category in our Electoral College projections.

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July 6, 2004

North Carolina: Bush 49% Kerry 42%

North Carolina is now home to the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee. However, John Edwards has a lot of work to do if he wants to deliver that state to his party in this year's Presidential election.

The latest Rasmussen Reports survey finds President George W. Bush with a seven point lead over Senator John F. Kerry, 49% to 42%. The survey was completed in June, before Kerry named Edwards as his running mate.

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July 5, 2004

California: Kerry 52% Bush 38%

In California, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey finds Senator John F. Kerry with a14-point lead over President George W. Bush, 52% to 38%. In Election 2000, Bush lost California to Al Gore by 11 points.

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July 4, 2004

70% Will Watch Fireworks

Over the Fourth of July weekend, 70% of Americans say they will watch fireworks, 54% will sing Patriotic songs, and 29% will watch or March in a parade.

June 30, 2004

In Texas, Hudson Index is at National Average

In Texas, the Hudson Employment Index fell three points in June to 107.4. That's down from110.3 a month ago, but up from 103.2 the month before.

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June 30, 2004

41% Say Iraq Likely to Become Peaceful and Free

Following the transfer of sovereignty on Monday morning, 41% of American voters say it is somewhat or very likely that Iraq will become a peaceful nation enjoying the benefits of freedom and democracy.

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June 30, 2004

Hudson Employment Index Rises to 2004 High

The Hudson Employment Index rose sharply in June signaling continued strong job creation by the U.S. economy in the second quarter. The Index rose 3.1 points to 107.9, its 2004 high.

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June 30, 2004

In California, Labor Market Improves

In California, the Hudson Employment Index rose slightly in June to 108.1. That's up from 107.4 a month ago and 99.8 the month before that.

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June 30, 2004

In Florida, Labor Market Improves

In Florida, the Hudson Employment Index gained five points in June to 115.1. That's up from 110.4 from a month ago and 106.1 the month before that.

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June 30, 2004

In Illinois, Labor Market Improves

In Illinois, the Hudson Employment Index gained six points in June to 108.5. That's up from 102.3 a month ago.

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June 30, 2004

In Michigan, Labor Market Improves

In Michigan, the Hudson Employment Index gained nearly ten points in June to 104.7. That's up from 95.5 a month ago and 93.3 the month before.

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June 30, 2004

In New York, Weak Labor Market Slips Further

In New York, the Hudson Employment Index slipped two points in June to 88.0. That's down from 90.2 a month ago but up from 85.3 the month before.