by Steven Ertelt
October 18, 2004
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Several national polls show President Bush leading John Kerry by a few percentage points with just two weeks left to go in the presidential campaign.
The best news for the president is a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll that shows a wide gap 8-point gap among likely voters with Bush ahead of Kerry by a 52-44 percent margin.
A new CBS News poll released Monday shows the president ahead 47 to 45 percent, within the margin of error, and a Washington Post daily tracking poll has Bush up 50-46 percent.
Meanwhile, a Reuters/Zogby poll shows the two candidates tied at 45 percent and, according to an ABC News poll released on Monday, Bush has the support of 50 percent of likely voters surveyed while Kerry has the backing of 47 percent.
Looking to key battleground states, a new poll in Colorado shows President Bush ahead by 5 percent, at 47 to 42 percent over Kerry.
While other polls show a lead for Bush in Florida, a new one conducted by the Washington Post of 655 likely voters shows the two candidates tied at 48 percent each.
In Minnesota, a Strategic Visions poll released Monday shows Kerry leading Bush by only two percent, 47-45, in a state Al Gore won in 2000.
Kerry and Bush are almost tied in Wisconsin, another state Gore won. A Rasmussen Reports survey shows Kerry at 48 percent and Bush at 47 percent.