WHO IS SWITCHING TO FORBES AND WHY

WANT TO RUN? START OUTSIDE WASHINGTON. SHOUT FLAT TAX, WHISPER PRO-CHOICE. OUR POLL SAYS VOTERS LIKE WHAT THEY HEAR

IF THE ELECTION WERE HELD TOday..." That's what they say at the start of a lot of poll questions. The tricky part is, of course, that the election is not being held today. Talk to them now, and most people are not quite ready to tune in on the campaign season. But even in this politically somnambulant moment, when attack ads lodge fitfully between that part of the brain that stores miracle grapefruit diets and the part that remembers Valentine's Day, there is still a discernible trend. Its name is Steve Forbes. And what settles into the distracted consciousness is something...

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