GORE LEADS DEM CONTENDERS

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According to a nationwide Gallup Poll of 1,017 adults conducted Aug. 3-5 ( /-3%):

Overall Registered Voters (sample size 874 [ /-4%])

· 49% said that, “as of today” they “lean toward” Bush; 48% said Gore and 3% had no opinion.

· 42% said yes, they “want Al Gore to run for president in 2004”; 51% said no and 7% had no opinion.

· 5% consider Bill Clinton “to be the leader of the Democratic Party”; 6% said Al Gore; 3% said Hillary Rodham Clinton; 9% said Dick Gephardt; 2% said Ted Kennedy; 7% said Tom Daschle; 1% said Joe Lieberman; 6% said other; 10% said no one; 51% had no opinion.

· Democrats/Democratic Leaners (sample size 490 [ /-5%])

· 6% consider Bill Clinton “to be the leader of the Democratic Party”; 9% said Al Gore; 2% said Hillary Rodham Clinton; 8% said Dick Gephardt; 2% said Ted Kennedy; 6% said Tom Daschle; 1% said Joe Lieberman; 7% said Other; 10% said no one; 49% had no opinion.

· Democrats/Democratic Leaning Registered Voters · 32% said they “would be most likely to support” Al Gore “for the Democratic nomination for President in the year 2004”; 19% said Hillary Rodham Clinton; 13% said Bill Bradley; 10% said Joe Lieberman; 10% said Dick Gephardt; 7% said John Kerry; 2% said Tom Daschle; 1% said John Edwards; 1% said Joe Biden; 2% said no one; 3% had no opinion. · Gore Supporters (sample size 156)

· 36% said Hillary Rodham Clinton would be their “second choice if Al Gore does not run”; 20% said Dick Gephardt; 19% said Joe Lieberman; 5% said John Edwards; 3% said Bill Bradley; 5% said Joe Biden; 2% said John Kerry; 3% said Tom Daschle; 3% said other; 1% said no one; 3% had no opinion.

· ABC News/Money Magazine Poll Finds 51% Rate US Economy Positively. An ABC News/Money Magazine poll of 1,023 adults conducted in the month ending August 5, 2001 ( /-3%) found:

· 2% “rate the nationÕs economy as excellent”; 49% said “good”; 37% said “not good”; 12% said “poor.”

· 5% “rate their own finances as excellent”; 60% said “good”; 23% said “not good”; 12% said “poor.”

· 3% said it is “an excellent time to buy things they want and need”; 38% said “good”; 40% said “not good”; 19% said “poor.”

· The ABC News/Money Magazine Consumer Comfort Index now stands at 5, down from 23 at the start of the year.

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