Debate Ii Follow-Up

by James S. Robbins

The October 9 ABC News/Washington Post Daily Tracking Poll shows the race at 50% Bush, 46% Kerry. On September 26, before the debates, the numbers were 51% Bush 45% Kerry. The race narrowed October 6-7 after the first debate, 49% Bush, 47% Kerry, but now the margin is resetting. Also note that on July 25, before the two conventions, the race stood exactly the same as it does today, 50% Bush, 46% Kerry.