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CNN: Bush widens lead in Electoral College

More gray hair for Kerry supporters:

CNN survey: Bush widens lead in Electoral College
Kerry holds tenuous leads in six key states

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush this week reached a symbolic milestone, overtaking Democratic challenger John Kerry in New Hampshire and Iowa to claim more than 300 electoral votes in CNN's weekly Electoral College scorecard.

If the election were held today, Bush would receive 301 electoral votes to Kerry's 237, according to a CNN survey based on state polling as well as interviews with campaign aides and independent analysts. A candidate wins the election with 270 electoral votes, regardless of the popular vote.

In three of the four weeks since he accepted the GOP nomination at Madison Square Garden on September 2, Bush has overtaken Kerry in one state Al Gore carried four years ago, a trend that forces Kerry's campaign into an increasingly defensive posture. Gore won Iowa by 1 percentage point in 2000 and lost New Hampshire by about the same margin.

Bush currently leads in 33 states, including the country's entire southern rim (except California) and the mountain and plains regions. ...

To put this in prespective, this means Bush could lose Florida and still win the election. Clearly this would represent a wider margin than his win over Gore.

The Cintonistas have their work cut out for them.


Comments (7)

- "Rathergate"....the gift... (Below threshold)
Hunter:

- "Rathergate"....the gift that just keeps on giving....

Or...the Clintonistas are s... (Below threshold)
Moseby:

Or...the Clintonistas are setting the stage for hillary in 2008...especially since they added lapdogs Begala and Carville to the team.

Carville: "Hey John...go out there and say something reeaally stupid".

Kerry: "Dotay Tennessee"

And just wait until the Rep... (Below threshold)
tony:

And just wait until the Republicans finish their plan to take the vote away from the minorities and the old people!!! 400 electoral votes! 450 even!!!

And could someone tell CNN to NEVER EVER EVER use the phrase "southern rim" again? Please?

A CBS News poll has Bush le... (Below threshold)

A CBS News poll has Bush leading Kerry 49-40 percent. The most conservative poll appears to be Fox News' which has Bush leading Kerry 48-44. I don't think Kerry calling the new Iraqi prime minister a liar yesterday helps his campaign when 63 percent of Americans continue to support the war.

"I don't think Kerry callin... (Below threshold)

"I don't think Kerry calling the new Iraqi prime minister a liar yesterday helps his campaign "

Jim - SHHHHH! Not so loud!

*AHEM* DID YOU SEE KERRY'S NUMBERS SKYROCKET AFTER THAT SPEECH? WOW! HE SHOULD TALK LIKE THAT MORE OFTEN!

It's a beautiful thing. Th... (Below threshold)
Peter:

It's a beautiful thing. The Democrat rank and file is split almost down the middle on the whole war on terror. They are even about forty percent in favor of the Iraq invasion and atempted rebuilding.
There is nothing that The Hee-row can say without pissing of at least a third of his base.

This means the Democrats wi... (Below threshold)
jimb:

This means the Democrats will be even more desperate and will be sure to pull more dirty tricks to try to steal the ellection again.




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