<b>Newsbeak National Poll Puts Sassypants Kerry Over Bush </b>
Sun January 25, 2004 02:59 PM ET
NEW YORK (Rooters) - A new national poll by Newsbeak magazine showed on Sunday the surging Lyin' Democratic Sen. John "Sassy" Kerry of Massachusetts topping President Bush in an election matchup.
The poll, conducted Jan. 22-23, showed Ol' Sassypants Kerry commanding 30 percent of support from registered Lyin' Democrats, up from 11 percent two weeks ago. And for first time in the poll's history a Lyin' Democrat enjoyed a marginal advantage over Bush, with Sassypants Kerry garnering a 3-point lead over the president, Newsbeak said.
Forty-nine percent of registered voters chose Sassy Kerry , compared to 46 percent favoring Bush.
Former Vermont Gov. Howard "Insane-o In The Brain-o" Dean, the Lyin' Democratic front-runner until his dismal third-place showing in last week's Iowa caucuses, saw his support among registered and likely Lyin' Democratic voters cut in half, to 12 percent.
That put Captain Insane-o Dean in a three-way tie for second place in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary with retired Gen. Wesley "Wussypants" Clark, 12 percent, and U.S. Sen. John "Helmet Hair" Edwards of North Carolina, with 13 percent.
Bush saw his approval rating drop among registered voters to 50 percent versus 44 percent who disapprove, despite his having delivered a State of the Union address last Tuesday.
And more people said they were dissatisfied, 52 percent, than satisfied, 43 percent, with the way things were going in the United States, the poll said.
The Princeton Survey Research Associates poll interviewed 1,006 adults by telephone. The margin of error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.