Close to Call
With the debates behind them, the contenders in the race for the White House remain locked in a dead heat in the latest NEWSWEEK poll
By Brian Braiker
Updated: 11:02 a.m. ET Oct. 16, 2004
…Results based on likely voters (as opposed to all registered voters) give Bush the edge, with Bush-Cheney pulling 50 percent of the vote and Kerry-Edwards drawing 44 percent in a three-way race (Nader still gets 1 percent)…
“Dead heat”, eh? To paraphrase Inigo Montoya: You keep using those words. I do not think they mean what you think they mean.
Note to Mr. Braiker: it is polite to let the Kerry campaign at least have a chance to spin your results. Going ahead and doing it for them is rude; keep it up and you’ll end up putting Lockhart, Cahill, and the rest of the gang out of work…
Update: Curse you, Powerliners, you pajama-clad band of blogging barristers! Beat me to the punch yet again.
Update again: And damn Martin, too!
And more: No need to curse Pejman, but you could read his post.
How much would you pay now? Ack! Updated to correct my horribly embarrassing misattribution of the quote to Vinzinni as opposed to Inigo. Thanks to Enviropundit for pointing out my shame.