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    Dec. 13, 2003 - Former Vice President Al Gore’s endorsement of Howard Dean appears to have hurtled the former Vermont governor into a comfortable lead ahead of the other Democratic contenders for the presidential nomination, according to the latest NEWSWEEK poll.

    Newsweek Poll: Dean Rising
    Gore’s endorsement and alarm over Iraq give the Democratic candidate a boost

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/...

    GORE AND DEAN
    Dean's rise over the past month is apparently not only the result of Al Gore's endorsement -- though the former VP’s nod has helped. One in five Democratic primary voters says they are more likely to back Dean for the nomination as a result of the endorsement, though the vast majority says Gore's support makes no difference to them.

    Gore’s endorsement had a similar effect on Democratic voters’ general feelings about Dean; most voters said it made no difference, but where the endorsement did have an impact, it was positive.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/...

    The endorsement from former Vice President Al Gore apparently helped, with 20 percent of those surveyed -- including 15 percent of undecided voters -- saying they are more likely to vote for Dean as a result.

    http://www.boston.com/...

    Dean's advatange evaporated weeks after Gore endorsed him for reasons which had nothing to do with Gore:

    • Saddam was captured and Dean said the obvious which insulted a bunch of people at the time that we were not safer just because Saddam was behind bars
    • a tape where Dean dismissed the Iowa causus surfaced
    • Kerry came up with his little "I'm the new hero on the block" ad which managed to fool a bunch of stupid voters that this will help in the general election (i.e. that he was more electable than Dean because he was a Vietnam hero). We know how that worked

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