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September 5, 2004

Bush Up Five Points in Three Weeks

President Bush gained more than five percentage points over John Kerry during the past three weeks. About half the gains were made before the Republican National Convention and half during Convention week.

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September 5, 2004

Bush Fans Love Zell Miller, Kerry Fans Hate Him

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.

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September 4, 2004

66% Say Bush Conservative, 46% Say Kerry Liberal

Sixty-six percent (66%) of America's Likely Voters believe that, in political terms, George W. Bush is a conservative.

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September 4, 2004

52% Believe Bush Will Win in November

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.

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September 2, 2004

Laura Bush-Theresa Heinz Kerry Favorables

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%.

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September 2, 2004

Bush-Kerry Favorables

As the Republican Convention is being held in New York, President Bush is viewed favorably by 54% of American voters and unfavorably by another 45%.

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September 1, 2004

Hudson Employment Index Rises to 2004 High

The Hudson Employment Index (SM) continued its ascent in August to 108.9, marking a half-point increase from July and revealing another small, yet steady rise in employee confidence in the labor market.

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August 29, 2004

Maryland: Kerry 54% Bush 41%

In Maryland, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows Senator Kerry with 54% of the vote and President Bush with 41%. Four years ago, Al Gore defeated Bush to carry Maryland 57% to 40%.

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August 29, 2004

Michigan: Kerry 50% Bush 45%

In Michigan, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows Senator Kerry with 50% of the vote and President Bush with 45%. Four years ago, Al Gore defeated Bush to carry Michigan by a 51% to 46% margin.

A month ago, Kerry was ahead by a similar 50% to 44% margin. Two months ago, Kerry had a two-point lead in Michigan, 46% to 44%. Three months ago, it was Kerry 47% Bush 41% in our Michigan poll.

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August 29, 2004

Most Discuss Iraq with Family Friends Co-Workers

Most Americans (53%) discuss the War in Iraq with family, friends, and co-workers at least once a week. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 28% discuss the War occasionally while only 17% rarely or never bring up the subject.

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August 29, 2004

Texas: Bush 57% Kerry 38%

In Texas, Bush now leads Massachusetts Senator John Kerry 57% to 38%. In our last survey, he was ahead 55% to 37%. Four years ago, Bush won his home state 59% to 38%.

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August 29, 2004

South Carolina: Bush 52% Kerry 43%

In South Carolina, President Bush's lead is half what it was in our last survey. The latest Rasmussen Reports numbers show President Bush with 52% of the vote and Senator Kerry with 43%.

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August 29, 2004

Pennsylvania: Kerry 49% Bush 45%

In Pennsylvania, Senator John Kerry leads President George Bush 49% to 45% in the latest Rasmussen Reports survey.

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August 29, 2004

Massachusetts: Kerry 58% Bush 36%

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.

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August 29, 2004

New Jersey: Kerry 51% Bush 43%

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.

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August 29, 2004

New York: Kerry 56% Bush 37%

In New York, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows Senator Kerry with 56% of the vote and President Bush with 37%. Four years ago, Al Gore defeated Bush to carry New York by a 25 point margin.

In our last Empire State survey, Kerry held a 58%-30% lead. The state remains safely in the Kerry column for our Electoral College projection.

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August 28, 2004

Alabama: Bush 53% Kerry 42%

In Alabama, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows President Bush leading by 11 percentage points over Senator Kerry.

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August 28, 2004

California: Kerry 51% Bush 42%

On the eve of the Republican National Convention, Senator John Kerry's lead in California is half what is was a month ago.

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August 28, 2004

Maine: Kerry 49% Bush 44%

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%.

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August 27, 2004

Minnesota: Kerry 48% Bush 44%

In Minnesota, the race for the White House is tightening. The latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows Senator Kerry with 48% of the vote and President Bush with 44%.