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Swing Voters in Swing States Troubled By Iraq, Economy; Unimpressed with Bush and Kerry

Potential swing voters in swing states – the real target of the presidential campaign these days – are more critical of the economy and the situation in Iraq and less impressed with either George W. Bush or John Kerry than the electorate generally, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows.

These persuadable voters in the battleground states – about 11 percent of the nation’s public – are less conservative and more moderate than other Americans, and less likely to identify with either party. Demographically, they are whiter, less educated, less wealthy and less religious than other Americans.