Crunching the Numbers

KERRY VS. BUSH

Here are a few numbers to chew on with 14 weeks to go in the presidential campaign: a thin plurality of Americans, 49%, thinks the U.S. was wrong to go to war with Iraq. A slightly larger group, 52%, believes the country is on "the wrong track." And, by a tiny fraction more (53%), Americans have decided it's "time for someone else to be President." But despite all that, only 46% of Americans are ready to hand the job to John Kerry.

Those are the daunting findings for both parties from a TIME poll conducted last week, and they help...

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