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Bush Falling in Poll

Posted October. 12, 2003 22:47,   


In a recent poll, half of all Americans surveyed do not want to see George W. Bush be re-elected as president in the 2004 election.

According to the result of the poll conducted by the Princeton Research Associates as requested by Newsweek from October 9 to 10 targeting 1,004 Americans nationwide, 50 percent of eligible voters answered that they will vote for a candidate other than Bush in next year’s election.

This figure has increased by 3 percent from 47 percent when the poll was held last month from September 25 to 26.

The front runner in the race for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination candidacy, Wesley Clark, a former commander of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), was running neck-and-neck with Bush in this poll with 43 percent of the population supporting him while Bush with only 47 percent support.

Currently, the Democratic Derby has placed Wesley Clark in the first spot, followed by the Senate Joseph Lieberman holding 13 percent, Senator John Kerry with 11 percent, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean with 10 percent, and Representative Richard Gephardt with 8 percent.

In this poll, 44 percent responded that economic issues, a sore spot of the Bush administration, will determine the fate of the 2004 presidential election while 16 percent responded that national security was more important, which is a strong point of Bush administration.

Another 46 percent said, “I do not support Bush’s actions in Iraq,” which is the highest percentage among any polls conducted by Newsweek.

Just 44 percent showed support of Bush’s policy on Iraq.