(Bush or Gore<=5%)
As the table shows, Kerry is running as well as Gore did in the Blue states and a bit ahead of him in the Purple states. Bush, however, is running significantly behind his 2000 numbers in the Red states.
This seems a bit odd, since Kerry seems to be doing better in the Red states than in the Purple states. Perhaps this is a result of the Bush campaign focusing their attacks in the Purple states and thereby holding down Kerry's margin there. It might also suggest that many Red state voters will eventually come home to Bush, thereby picking up his national margins.