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Gallup shows Bush ahead by 8 points

The new Gallup/CNN/USA Today poll is out. Bush leads Kerry by 8 points, 52-44% among likely voters. Two weeks ago Gallup showed Bush ahead by 3 points among likely voters, 49-46%. Here are the details of the poll. I watched CNN at 6 pm tonight and note that they talked about as an even race! The talking head never mentioned the 8 point difference, but did show it on a graph (compared it to the 49-46 Bush lead among registered voters). No matter, four or five more days and they will not be able to spin numbers.

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Even if we were to ignore the 8-point differential, the media’s bias has been incredibly clear throughout the race. Bush is up by 2 or 3 points in a dozen or so independant polls? They are all "within the margin of error." Bush is up by 4? It’s a "statistical dead heat." When Kerry got the lowest bounce in recorded history from his convention, was it because the convention was poorly run, or because most voters disagreed with the choice of candidates? No, of course not. It was because "there are so few undecided voters this year." Well, if that is true, shouldn’t Kerry and his acolytes at CBS be incredibly worried about the 4-point deficit? I would think so.

I was staying at an Embassy Suites over the weekend I watched CNN and FoxNews in between the conference I was attending and all the baseball games. In any event, the CNN Headline and CNN had lots more pictures and quotes from Kerry than Bush. The FoxNews had an equal number of shots and quotes from both candidates. Also FoxNews had way more left wingers on than CNN having right wingers.

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