2004--Twelve percent (12%) of America's Likely Voters say that they would
consider voting for both George W. Bush and John F. Kerry. At a time when
the campaign has been tied for months, these swing voters are vitally
important to both campaigns.
information is drawn for a survey that was reported separately showing that
54% of Americans would consider voting
for Bush and 49% for Kerry. Two percent (2%) say they would never vote
for either Bush or Kerry.
- Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters who
would consider either major candidate are men; 44% women. Other
characteristics of this group include:
- 34% are Democrats, 28% Republicans, and
- 37% are conservatives, 48% moderate, and
- 62% are Investors.
- 53% of this swing group Approves of the
way President Bush is performing his job.
- They are roughly evenly divided when it
comes to sending more troops to Iraq (39% in favor, 44% opposed).
- 39% believe the mission in Iraq will
ultimately be considered a success while 36% say it will be considered a
- Just 8% of this group is over 65 and 18%
are under 30.
- Among those who would consider voting for
either candidate, 39% currently say they'll vote for Kerry; 36% for Bush;
20% are not sure; and 6% say they'll vote for some other candidate.
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The national telephone survey of 2,000 Likely
Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports May 28-31, 2004. The margin of
sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
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