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August 26, 2004

Florida Senate Race: Castor Strongest Democrat

If Betty Castor wins the Democratic nomination to become Florida's next U.S. Senator, she will begin the race in a toss-up with either Bill McCollum or Mel Martinez.

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August 25, 2004

45% Say Bush More Honest and Trustworthy

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.

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August 24, 2004

United Nations, France: Allies or Enemies?

In the War on Terror, most Americans (56%) believe that the United Nations is somewhere between an enemy and an ally.

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August 24, 2004

Missouri: Bush 49% Kerry 44%

In Missouri, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows President Bush with 49% of the vote and Senator Kerry with 44%.

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August 24, 2004

Month-to-Month, Little Has Changed in Election 2004

As the Republican Party prepares for its convention, a look back at Election 2004 reveals an amazingly stable race for the White House. In fact, the monthly polling totals show virtually no movement in the campaign other than a minor bounce related to the Democratic National Convention.

In February, the month that Senator John Kerry became the Democratic Party frontrunner, President George Bush attracted 46.3% of the vote in Rasmussen Reports polling. Kerry, with 45.2% of the vote, trailed by just over a single percentage point.

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August 24, 2004

Ohio: Kerry 48% Bush 46%

Many pundits think Ohio may be the decisive state in the Election 2004 Presidential race. If the race remains close it is certainly one of the four biggest states in play for the Electoral College competition (along with Florida, Michigan, and Pennsylvania).

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August 23, 2004

75% Say Tech Support Teams Good or Excellent

Among U.S. workers who use computers on the job, an overwhelming majority (91 percent) believe that their employers provide them with the computers and technical tools they need to do their jobs effectively, according to a new national Hudson technology survey.

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August 23, 2004

59% Favor Plan to Redeploy Troops from Europe, Korea

Initial public reaction to a proposal for reducing the number of American troops in Germany and Korea is very positive.

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of voters favor the plan which would station more American troops in the United States while reducing our presence in nations that dominated the Cold War era. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 23% oppose the idea.

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August 21, 2004

47% Have Favorable Opinion of Kerry Military Service

A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 47% of America's Likely Voters have a favorable opinion of John Kerry's military service.

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August 20, 2004

Colorado Senate: Salazar 49% Coors 45%

In his bid to become the next United States Senator from Colorado, Ken Salazar is currently attracting 49% support from voters in his state. A Rasmussen Reports survey of 500 Likely Voters finds that Republican Pete Coors has support from 45% of Colorado voters.

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August 20, 2004

Colorado: Bush 47% Kerry 47%

Add Colorado to the growing list of Toss-Up states on the road to the White House. Earlier this week, new survey data moved Nevada and New Mexico to the Toss-Up Column.

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August 17, 2004

Nevada: Bush 47% Kerry 46%

In the race for the White House, Nevada is too close to call.

The first Rasmussen Reports Election 2004 survey in the state finds George W. Bush with 47% of the vote, John Kerry with 46%, and Libertarian Michael Badnarik with 3%.

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August 14, 2004

Public Schools Best or Worst?

As summer vacation winds down, a plurality of Americans (42%) continues to believe that public schools provide the best education for children.

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August 9, 2004

Maine: Kerry 48% Bush 44%

The latest Rasmussen Reports survey of Maine voters finds Senator Kerry with 48% of the vote and President Bush with 44%. Four years ago, Al Gore defeated Bush to carry Maine by a 49% to 44% margin.

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August 9, 2004

Washington: Kerry 50% Bush 44%

In Washington, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows Senator Kerry with 50% of the vote and President Bush with 44%. Four years ago, Bush lost Washington's Electoral College votes to Al Gore by five percentage points.

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August 9, 2004

Ohio: Kerry 46% Bush 45%

In Ohio, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows Senator Kerry with 46% of the vote and President Bush with 45%. Just one month ago, Bush held a four-point lead in the state, 46% to 42%. The month before, it was Bush 46% Kerry 44% in our Ohio poll.

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August 8, 2004

47% Say Allies Should Follow U.S. Lead More Often

Forty-seven percent (47%) of American voters believe that, in the interests of co-operation, America's allies should "do what the United States wants more often."

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August 8, 2004

Pennsylvania: Kerry 46% Bush 45%

In Pennsylvania, the race for the White House is a virtual tie.

The latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows Senator Kerry with 46% of the vote and President Bush with 45%. Four years ago, Bush lost Pennsylvania's 21 Electoral College votes to Al Gore by five percentage points.

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August 6, 2004

Michigan: Kerry 50% Bush 44%

In Michigan, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows Senator Kerry with 50% of the vote and President Bush with 44%. Four years ago, Al Gore defeated Bush to carry Michigan by a 51% to 46% margin.

Last month, Kerry had a two-point lead in Michigan, 46% to 44%. At that time, we considered the state a Toss-Up for our Electoral College projections (we require a five-point lead before moving a state from Toss-Up status).

However, our mid-month update for Premium Members found Kerry ahead by six points. At that time, we moved Michigan to the "Leans Kerry" column. These latest results confirm that Michigan is still leaning slightly in the Democratic direction.

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August 6, 2004

Florida: Kerry 47% Bush 45%

Florida, the decisive state in Election 2000 us a toss-up for Election 2004.