Four years ago today
, Bradley and McCain dropped out of the primaries after a crushing Super Tuesday for them both. The general election between Gore and Bush was about to begin.
That first week of the general election campaign, the polls between Bush and Gore shaped up like this...
Bush 45 to Gore 42 (Zogby/Reuters/WHDH-TV March 8-10).
Bush 49 to Gore 43 (Gallup/CNN/USA Today March 10-12).
Bush 47 to Gore 44 (Newsweek poll conducted by the Princeton Survey Research Associates March 9-10).
Gore 46 to Bush 45 (ABC News/Washington Post March 9-11).
Gore 46 to Bush 43 (CNN/Time poll conducted by Yankelovich Partners March 8-9).
It seems to me that Kerry's starting out in a much better position than Gore did. And Gore ended up winning the election...