Latest ABC News/Washington Post Poll Shows Tie, But Favorable News For Kerry
With several major polls coming out over the last several days showing leads for Kerry/Edwards over Bush/Cheney, the most recent ABC News/Washington Post poll came out this morning showing a 46%-46% tie. The Post emphasized in its lead that Bush has regained a lead over Kerry in who is more trusted to deal with terrorism, yet the rest of the poll has good news for Kerry.
Who do you trust to do a better job handling the economy?
Who do you trust to do a better job handling the situation in Iraq?
Who do you trust to do a better job handling education?
Who do you trust to do a better job handling the US campaign against terrorism?
Approve 45% (46%)
Disapprove 53% (53%)
This poll indicates that jobs and the economy are the number one issue for 29% of those polled, with Iraq (19%) and the war against terrorism (19%) coming in second, and education (12%) and health care (12%) third.
Do you think the economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying the same?
(April results in parentheses)
Getting better 35% (36%)
Getting worse 29% (28%)
Staying the same 35% (35%)
So, if you are Rove, the solution is simple: Keep the voters in fear of another terrorist attack right up until the election and ride it out like you rode Iraq to victory in the 2002 midterm elections.