Presidential Poll Shows Kerry Leading

President Bush narrowly trails Democrat John Kerry among registered Wisconsin voters in a poll released as he prepared to visit the state next week.

But another poll gives Bush a strong lead in the state. The new Badger Poll shows Bush favored by 50-percent of respondents, compared with 38-percent for Kerry and six-percent for independent Ralph Nader.

The statewide poll was sponsored by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Capital Times of Madison. It's margin of error is listed as plus or minus four percentage points. The other poll was sponsored by Wisconsin Public Radio and the Saint Norbert College Survey Center.

It has found 49-percent of respondents supported Kerry, 42-percent supported the president, and seven-percent supported Nader. It has a margin of error of plus or minus five percentage points.

Friday, Vice President Dick Cheney will be campaigning in Milwaukee and Wrightstown. Next week President Bush will make a stop in Wisconsin.

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