The vet vote, redux

Kerry catches up.

As noted previously, as of the convention Kerry wasn’t doing any better against Bush among veterans than Gore had done four years ago. That seems to have changed in the weekend CBS News poll:

While President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney held a 47 percent to 41 percent lead among vets in mid-July, the tickets are now in a statistical tie: Kerry-Edwards with 48 percent, and Bush-Cheney with 47 percent.

Thanks to the Carpetbagger for the pointer; he has some useful thoughts of his own.

Update: More on this from Shaun at Upper Left.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

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  1. The Turning Point Of The 2004 Election

    The latest
    Gallup poll has Bush at 51% and Kerry at 45% confirming Kerry's worst fears.
    The Democrats predicted 8-10 the Republicans predicted 10-15 but that's just jive talkin' as the Bee Gees would say, let's look at history:
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