National security appears to be key to the President’s advantage over Kerry. By a margin of 64% to 28%, respondents said they approve of the way Bush is handling the war against terrorism. Sixty-two per cent believe Bush’s policies have made us “safer” against terrorism, while only 17% say they have made us “less safe”
The Times also asked: “Do you have confidence in John Kerry’s ability to deal wisely with an international crisis, or are you uneasy about his approach?” Only 33% said they had “confidence” in Kerry’s ability to deal wisely, while 48% said they are “uneasy” about his approach.
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