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Kerry Gains On Economy and Other Domestic Issues; Bush Stronger On Terrorism

Since the presidential debates, John Kerry has emerged with a clear advantage on economic issues among the general public and with political independents in particular, but George W. Bush maintained his edge on terrorism and as Commander-in-Chief, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows.

The survey also found higher hopes for Kerry on energy independence and preventing outsourcing of U.S. jobs. More respondents feared Kerry, rather than Bush, would raise taxes. But they worried more about a military draft if Bush was re-elected.