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Kerry Leads in 10th Straight PA Poll

John Kerry leads George Bush 48-46 percent of Pennsylvania RV’s, according to a Morning Call/Muhlenberg College Poll conducted 10/17-22. This makes 10 straight Pennsylvania Polls showing Kerry leading.


Kerry Leads by 13 Among College Students

John Kerry Leads George Bush 52-39 percent of American college students, with 1 percent for Nader and 8 percent undecided, according to a Harvard University Institute of Politics Poll conducted 10/7-13. The poll also found that Kerry leads among college student LV’s in 14 swing states by 55-38 percent.


Advocates of Government Action to Reduce Inequality Prefer Kerry

Those who believe inequality is a “serious problem” in America prefer John Kerry over George Bush 57.3 percent to 23.7 percent of respondents, according to a Campbell Institute on Citizenship and Inequality Poll conducted 10/9-19. Those who want government to do more to reduce inequality prefer Kerry over Bush 49.6 percent to 32.6 percent.


Quinnipiac Poll: Kerry Leads in PA by 6

John Kerry leads George Bush 47-41 percent among Pennsylvania RV’s, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll conducted 10/16-20.


SurveyUSA Poll: Kerry Leads in MI, Trails in IA and CO

Kerry leads Bush 51-44 percent of MI LV’s. Bush leads LV’s in IA 51-45 percent and CO 52-45 percent, according to SurveyUSA Polls conducted 10/18-20.


Quinnipiac University Poll: Kerry Down by 1 in Florida

Bush leads Kerry 48-47 percent of Florida LV’s, with 1 percent for Nader, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll conducted 10/15-19.


AP-Ipsos Poll: Kerry Leads by 3

John Kerry leads George Bush 49-46 percent of nation-wide LV’s, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos Public Affairs Poll conducted 10/18-20. The poll also found Bush’s approval rating at 47 percent.


Marist Poll: WH Race Dead Heat

John Kerry and George Bush are tied at 47 percent of nation-wide RV’s, according to a Marist College Institute for Public Opinion Poll conducted 10/17-19. The poll also found Bush’s approval rating at 49 percent of RV’s.


Harris Poll: Kerry Ahead by 7 in Swing States, Down 2 Nation-wide

George Bush leads John Kerry 48-46 percent of nation-wide LV’s in a Harris Poll conducted 10/14-17 (MoE +/-3%). In 17 “swing states” the poll found Kerry leading 51-44 percent.


PRC Poll: Kerry Up 6 in Battleground, Tied Nation-wide

John Kerry and George Bush are tied at 45 percent nation-wide RV’s, with 1 percent for Nader, according to a Pew Research Center Poll conducted 10/15-19. The Poll also found that Kerry leads in “battleground states” 49-43 percent and Bush’s approval rating is 44 percent.