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Monday, April 21, 2003


Dean Seeks Broader Support,0,326612.story?coll=hc%2Dheadlines%2Dpolitics

posted by Editor at Monday, April 21, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Trouble on the Home Front?

I don't put much weight on online polling, even though I have one on my own website for people to pick Gov. Dean's running mate; however, I did think this was interesting. The Hartford Courant ran a story on Gov. Dean and has a poll along with it measuring support for some of the 2004 Democratic candidates. You would think that Hometown Proud Joe Lieberman would be winning in a landslide, right? Not so:

1.1% Missouri Rep. Richard A. Gephardt (5 responses)

5.5% Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kerry (25 responses)

68.3% Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (313 responses)

2.8% North Carolina Sen. John Edwards (13 responses)

16.6% Connecticut's Sen. Joseph Lieberman (76 responses)

5.7% Other (26 responses)

458 total responses


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