The New York Times buried its latest presidential campaign poll on page 24 of its March 16 edition. Why? Perhaps because the poll, conducted March 10-14, showed the momentum in the race shifting away from John Kerry and back toward President Bush.
In the previous New York Times/CBS poll, completed February 27, Kerry led Bush, 47% to 46%. In the new poll, Bush leads Kerry, 46% to 43%. When Independent candidate Ralph Nader is added to the mix, the President’s lead grows: Bush, 46%; Kerry 38%; Nader, 7%. The poll surveyed 984 registered voters and had a margin of error of +/- 3%.