NBC Poll: Margin Narrows Between Bush, Gore
An opinion poll released Thursday found that Republican candidate George W. Bush was slightly ahead of his rival Al Gore, but indicated the race between the two leading US presidential candidates had narrowed, NBC television reported.
The poll, taken for NBC late Wednesday, found 45 percent of voters favoring Bush against 43 percent for Vice President Al Gore, Democratic candidate in the November 7 election.
Green Party candidate Ralph Nader had three percent of voter support and the Reform Party's Pat Buchanan one percent.
The margin of error for the poll was 5.1 percent, suggesting the two leading candidates are neck-and-neck after the third and final live television debate Tuesday.
An NBC poll conducted a week earlier had found Bush ahead, with 48 percent, and Gore trailing with 42 percent.
Those polled were also asked which of the two candidates they thought had emerged the winner from Tuesday's debate in St. Louis, Missouri. Thirty-nine percent said Gore and 36 percent said Bush, with the remainder undecided -- WASHINGTON (AFP)
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