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Analysis: Democrats 2004, an early line

Although President Bush soared to approval rating approaching 70 percent after the military victory in Iraq, there is no shortage of Democrats who would love to run against him in 2004.

The Democrats will be facing an uphill fight if the stock market and economy recover. But the Democrats itching to take on the president must recall 1991 when the first President Bush surged to 90 percent in the polls after the first Persian Gulf War only to slide out of office with 37 percent in 1992.

Will history repeat itself? Polls before and after the Iraq War have generally shown this President Bush’s “re-elect” numbers to be between 48 percent and 52 percent. That’s solid, but not spectacular.

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Posted by Editor at June 3, 2003 3:52 PM