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"History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it."-Winston S. Churchill

"The wandering scholars were bound by no lasting loyalties, were attached by no sentiment of patriotism to the states they served and were not restricted by any feeling of ancient chivalry. They proposed and carried out schemes of the blackest treachery."-C.P. Fitzgerald.

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Dead Cat Redux 


Well, Scotty Rasmussen came out with his latest day by day poll of the Bush-Kerry race. It appears that the Prettyboy Effect has become a certifiable
Dead Cat Bounce. Edwards doesn't appear to have allowed Kerry to build any kind of sizeable lead. The two candidates remain tied at 46% each. Kerry has fallen back from a four point lead in Rasmussen after the Edwards announcement.


Take Scott Rasmussen with a grain of salt. We at FreeRepublic.com were very excited at Rasmussen's projection of a solid Bush victory in 2000, only to be surprised by the fact that it was Zogby who got the Gore surge right.


However, two of Scotty's internals are somewhat disturbing. A slightly greater margin of respondents believe that Kerry will win, and President Bush's lead over Kerry on national security issues has shrunk to 51% to 44% for the junior Senator from the Bay State. How and ever, President Bush's numbers in the all-important economic question appear to be heading north.


Again, it's the summer. Pay no attention until after Labor Day.


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