Poll puts Kerry ahead of Bush

US Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry is leading in a hypothetical two-way race with President George Bush, says a new opinion poll.

    Democrats are confident Kerry will win

    The latest Newsweek poll reported on Saturday indicates Kerry would get 49% of the votes compared to Bush's 42% in a three-way race, with independent candidate Ralph Nader getting 3%.

    The poll of 1010 adults was taken on 29-30 July as the Democratic National Convention in Boston wound down.

    The latest opinion poll also showed 60% of those asked said Bush's policies and diplomatic efforts had led to more anti-American feelings around the world.

    Twenty-five percent thought they had not had much effect and 9% thought they had improved feelings towards the US.

    Of those asked, 43% thought that in trying to achieve his foreign policy, Bush had not done enough to involve major allies and international organisations, 38% thought it was the right amount and 11% thought it was too much.

    Thirty-eight percent said the way people in other countries feel about America ''mattered a lot,'' compared to 33% ''somewhat,'' 11% ''not too much'' and 13% ''not at all''.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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