Saturday, October 09, 2004

Kerry 2-0

It’s official, Kerry wins, beating the testy, angry, yelling Bush. My favorite response to the debate comes from Paul Begala, CNN: " Two words for President Bush: anger management. He spent much of the debate nearly yelling at the audience.” Click here to see Bush lose his temper, ignore the moderator, and bully his way to another rebuttal.

Anger management. The polls reflect it:

From Gallup:
Kerry: 47
Bush:45

ABC News:
Kerry: 44
Bush: 41

Keith Olberman (MSNBC):
Scored on points per “round”
Kerry: 16
Bush: 6

SUSA Snap Polls:
Colorado:
41% Kerry
42% Bush

California:
48% Kerry
38% Bush

Oregon:
47% Kerry
38% Bush

Washington:
49% Kerry
36% Bush

UPDATE
Highlights of the national post-debate panel survey conducted by Democracy Corps, using the only
nationally representative sample of the American public:

Overall:
45% Kerry
37% Bush

Independents:
44% Kerry
Bush 33%

Undecided:
39% Kerry
30% Bush

Battleground state voters:
45% Kerry
40% Bush

Kerry favorably increased to 47%, a 7-point swing from last poll.
Kerry as likeable rose 5 points to 60%.
Bush gained no ground in his personal standing.