Kerry's in a putative dead heat with Bush, say the pundits.
But answering a phone poll is easy. Dragging yourself off the couch on a chilly November night to go stand in line at a polling station? That's hard.
You gotta want to be there.
Is Kerry going to pass the "drag yourself off the couch test?"
This from the NYPost:
While the Fox News survey taken last week after the Republican convention shows Bush with a small lead over Kerry, the internal data indicates big shifts against the Democrat.Until they legalize telephone voting, the "registered voter" polls are of little value... Posted by Mitch at September 16, 2004 07:03 AM | TrackBack
For example, Kerry is now seen unfavorably by a record 44 percent of the voters (his personal worst), giving him a slightly higher unfavorable ratio than Bush â€” whom 43 percent dislike. (Bush's edge comes from the fact that he gets 51 percent to rate him favorably, while Kerry has only a 46 percent favorable rating.)
But worse, the poll shows that Kerry must face a basic problem: His own voters don't like him very much.