The Corner

Little Bounce (Yet)

A new poll for the Associated Press released Thursday gives Bush-Cheney a four-point lead over Kerry-Edwards (assuming Nader is in). There some good news for Republicans here, but the AP is spinning the results as showing a “slight” improvement for the Democratic ticket in the South after the Edwards pick.

By the way, I’m told by a Democratic friend that news about the Kerry campaign suspending their media buys in Arkansas and Louisiana is being over-interpreted in the media. The Dems still plan to spend some money there, and in North Carolina, at least for a while to see how the needles move. They’ve also been in some Virginia markets and, of course, in Florida. Tennessee, however, may not make the list.

John Hood — John Hood is president of the John William Pope Foundation, a Raleigh-based grantmaker that supports public policy organizations, educational institutions, arts and cultural programs, and humanitarian relief in North Carolina ...

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