So Much for the Reagan Bounce

John Kerry has now led President Bush by three points for the past two days in the Rasmussen Tracking Poll. I don’t attach any particular significance to this, other than to conclude that whatever benefit Bush may have received from the funeral of President Reagan has dissipated.
It’s intersting, though, how any poll that reflects badly on Bush instantly becomes front-page news. Like the ridiculous L.A. Times poll of a week or so ago, and like the Washington Post/ABC News poll that is getting breathless coverage today. A Google News search indicates that the Post/ABC poll, headlined “Bush loses advantage in war on terrorism,” has received at least three times as much news coverage as the recent Harris poll that showed Bush with a ten point lead over John Kerry.


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