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November 07, 2006

Pew Poll: 18% Of Independents Had New Reservations About Voting Demoratic Due To Kerry's "Joke"

It was a bigger issue than I thought, and I thought it was semi-big.

The poll found that 18 percent of independent voters -- considered pivotal in today's congressional elections -- said they had "serious doubts about voting for a Democratic candidate" because of Mr. Kerry's comments last week.

For most of this year, polls have shown independent voters supporting Democrats by lopsided margins, but yesterday's Pew poll said the Republicans "have made major gains, in a relatively short time period, among independent voters."

Democrats now lead Republicans among independents by 44 percent to 33 percent, compared with 47 percent to 29 percent in mid-October, according to Pew's poll of 2,369 registered voters Wednesday through Saturday.


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