Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Debate expectations

If the Gallup poll below is accurate, Americans think Bush will lose tonight's debate.

Does this mean Bush has "won" the expectations game, and that anything perceived as a tie or better benefits the President? Perhaps not. Registered voters (or at least the 515 registered voters polled by Gallup) called the second debate a draw, but there was certainly no perceptible poll bump for Bush.

±5 pct. pt. margin of error
Oct. 9-10, 2004
Sample size = 531
National adults