September 3, 2004--When it comes to the War on Terror and
national defense issues, voter preference for Bush over Kerry moved
back in the President's direction this week.
A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 52% of voters trust
President Bush more than Senator Kerry on this issue. That's up
four from last week's 48%. Before mid-April, preference
for the President never fell below 51% on this question. Since then,
it has been above that level only twice before this week.
Forty-two percent (42%) of voters prefer Kerry.
This marks the second time in three weeks that preference for the
Senator has been at 42%.
Information is available.
Earlier this week, a related survey found that 46%
give the President good or excellent marks for his handling of the
situation in Iraq. That figure will be updated again on
Voter preference for the candidates is evenly divided when it
comes to managing
The national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was
conducted by Rasmussen Reports over the last two nights. The margin
of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a
95% level of confidence.