CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll Has Kerry-Edwards Up By Seven
The latest CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll shows a bump for Kerry as a result of the Edwards selection. The spread between Kerry/Edwards and Bush/Cheney amongst registered voters through the weekend is now up to seven points (51%-44%). Pollsters normally believe that likely voters are a more accurate gauge of eventual results, but keep in mind that pollsters categorize respondents as “likely” voters if they voted in the previous similar election. Since it is expected that many new voters will be going to the polls this year that didn’t participate in 2000, you can make an argument that poll results of likely voters may in fact understate what can be expected this fall.