Campaigns Fight for Remaining Swing States as Debate Nears

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This campaign week is beginning with another exchange on Iraq. It will end with a debate on foreign policy. Both President Bush and Senator Kerry will spend most of the interim preparing for the first debate of this Presidential campaign. It'll be Thursday in Coral Gables, Florida on the topic of Foreign Policy. With election day just five weeks away, the number of swing states is declining. At the same time, conflicts between public opinion polls suggest there's still a lot of uncertainty. In anticipation of the first presidential debate, Warren Olney looks at some of the surprise that have occurred already as well as what might be in store with national pollsters, political correspondents, media watchers and political scientists.
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Commission on Presidential Debates

Bush campaign

Kerry campaign

Pew Center on when presidential debates matter

Myre's article on killing of Hamas official



Warren Olney