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December 12, 2003
Like Lemmings Over The Cliff

The New York Post has polling results from New Hampshire, and even though the Republican re-election machine has not turned a single gear there, the results are staggering:

Bush gets 57 percent to Dean's 30 percent among registered voters in the American Research Group poll. In fact, Dean, from neighboring Vermont, does worse in the Granite State than a generic "Democratic Party nominee" who loses to Bush by 51 to 34 percent. Another ARG poll this month showed Dean with a 30-point lead over Sen. John Kerry (Mass.) for the Jan. 27 New Hampshire primary, the second test after the Jan. 19 Iowa caucuses.

The new poll seems sure to fuel claims by rivals that Dean would be another George McGovern debacle for Democrats in the general election.

New Hampshire tells the story about the difference between primary voters, who tend to be the true believers, and general election voters, who tend towards the center. If George Bush can get 57 percent of the vote in New Hampshire in December 2003 against a Dean candidacy (51% against any Democrat) without firing a shot, then 2004 looks extremely bleak for Deanies, Dems, and Al Gore. If Al Gore has cinched the nomination for this generation's George McGovern, he is finished in politics, and the left-fringies will be most unwelcome in 2008 for the next Democratic primary season. (Thanks to Power Line.)

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at December 12, 2003 7:59 AM

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