Unhappy Democrats, a Loyal G.O.P.

Jesse Jackson and George Bush lead in a TIME poll

Although Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents have eight active presidential contenders to choose from, 49% of them are only somewhat satisfied or not satisfied at all with their options, and 34% would like to see other candidates running. In a poll for TIME last week by Yankelovich Clancy Shulman, when Democrats and leaners were asked specifically whether they want Gary Hart to re-enter the race, 41% said yes. The survey also shows that Jesse Jackson, by far the best known in the present Democratic field, has gained support.

Republican and Republican-leaning respondents, by contrast, are relatively content with their roster of six...

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