Saturday, September 04, 2004

Bounce no fluke: Newsweek has Georgie up by 11 points

Georgie is just ecstatic over this. We're going to play Frisbee in a minute.

I love a good bounce - and so does Georgie. It seems the Time poll wasn't a fluke after all. Is all this just a dream? Can't wait to see what the polls are like next week.

By Brian Braiker
Updated: 1:35 p.m. ET Sept. 4, 2004
Sept. 4 - Coming out of the Republican National Convention in New York, President George W. Bush now holds a 11-point lead over Democratic challenger Sen. John Kerry (52 percent to 41 percent) in a three-way race, according to the latest NEWSWEEK poll. The poll was taken over two nights, both before and after Bush’s acceptance speech. Respondents who were queried only on Friday, after Bush’s speech, gave the Republican a 16-point lead over Kerry.

Over at Kos, they think it's close. (Rove just fell out of his chair and is laughing uncontrollably reading this post. Karl, get a grip. And throw me that chew toy).

Details will follow, but Time now has some company. Since one can't really dissect the poll without internals, it seems fair to accept that Bush has gotten some bounce, that it's likely soft, and as to how much it all means... likely very little. If it hasn't been said enough this weekend, it'll take until next week to sort it all out. Even so, the race remains close, winnable, and about to get even more intense than it's been.

Some people are so upset, that they're ready to move to France.

Well, I've got to go. Georgie's got the Frisbee.


Yes! A lead in the polls!