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Large Majority of Democrats Still Bitter Over 2000

Far from putting the disputed 2000 election behind them, 69 percent of Democrats say Al Gore really won it but was “somehow cheated” out of the White House, and that group provides a core of intense support for Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows.

That sense of injustice to Gore was shared by 9 percent of Republicans and 37 percent of independents. Overall 38 percent of the public said they thought Gore had been cheated, while 54 percent said he had not.