For a lot of reasons (mostly the long term patterns versus one poll) I'm not the least bit concerned about the recent LA Times poll.
If you are, Donkey Rising has the analysis.
The Los Angeles Times poll released Thursday August 26th has created substantial consternation among democrats. Not only the mainstream media, but many pro-democratic writers and commentators have accepted the polls' apparent message that the sleazy attacks on Kerry's wartime record have been successful and have allowed Bush to overtake Kerry in the presidential race.Follow the link for more
The bad news is that this perception has been widely accepted. The good news is that it's fundamentally wrong.
Let's start with the Kerry-Bush horse-race numbers. While the LA Times poll found Bush's support among registered voters rising from 46% in July to 49% on August 22-24th (and Kerry's support dropping from 48% to 46% in the same period), three other polls by major polling organizations found entirely different patterns.....