Saturday, October 09, 2004

Poll Results

According to CNN:

A CNN/USA Today/Gallup snap poll taken immediately after the presidential debate Friday night found that respondents gave a slight, statistically insignificant edge to Sen. John Kerry over President Bush, 47 percent to 45 percent.

The respondents included 515 registered voters who watched the debate. Their political affiliations broke down as 38 percent Republican, 32 percent Democratic and 30 percent independent.

With this kind of oversample of Republicans, then Kerry must have thrashed Bush among the poll's independents.


I just checked the polls internals at the Gallup website:

Bush 83
Kerry 10

Kerry 87
Bush 8

Kerry 53
Bush 37


cracker said...

We can only hope the voters understand the issues and are not overly concerned with Kerry's manicure. Kerry's superficiality goes beyond his appearance and delves into his ideologies.

yoni cohen :: said...


Came across your blog today. Great stuff. As a PoliSci major, I enjoy your take on the day's politics.

And the Red Sox. Ortiz was the big winner. He's a stud -- and is better in the clutch.

Hoping you could add a Blogroll link to my "College Basketball Blog," I'd very much appreciate a link on your site.

And would gladly return the favor, adding you to my blogroll.


Yoni Cohen,
College Basketball Blog

Anonymous said...

What will you guys post about when the election is over? Or do political scientists not have a "take on things" outside the realm of American presidential elections?

Anonymous said...

Quick response to the post above...political scientists study more than presidential elections. The real data from the 2004 contest becomes available in April. Plus, there are those that study theory, legislatures, judicial politics....

We have more than enough to do

Anonymous said...

I would hope political scientists study more than "elections" every 4 years!

StevenTeles said...

We're spending so much time blogging the election because...well, it's a month away! After that, we'll go back to discussing whether Congressional committees are preference outliers and whether globalized economies lead to convergence in welfare state spending. Until then, we'll mainly talk about Alan Keyes.

Anonymous said...

A month is a long time off - why not at least mention the Afghani election that took place today?