March 1, 2004 - Kerry Holds 3 - 1 Lead Among New York Democrats, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Few Kerry Voters Likely To Change Their Minds
One day before the New York State primary, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry holds a 63 - 21 percent lead over North Carolina Sen. John Edwards among likely Democratic primary voters, including undecided voters who are leaning toward a specific candidate, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Rev. Al Sharpton has 5 percent, with 3 percent for Dennis Kucinich.

In a February 25 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, Kerry held a 60 - 21 percent lead over Edwards.

Their mind is made up, 73 percent of Kerry voters and 54 percent of Edwards voters say. But 46 percent of Edwards voters say they might change their mind.

From February 24 - 29, Quinnipiac University surveyed 504 New York State likely Democratic primary voters, with a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percent.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and nationwide as a public service and for research.

1. If the Democratic primary for President were being held today, would you vote for John Kerry, John Edwards, Al Sharpton, or Dennis Kucinich?

1a. (If undecided on q1.) Well, as of today, do you lean more towards -- Kerry, Edwards, Sharpton or Kucinich?
                          
                      Tot 


Kerry 63% Edwards 21 Sharpton 5 Kucinich 3 DK/NA 9

2. (If candidate choice on q1.)Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the primary?

                              Kerry   Edwards
                      Tot     Voters  Voters


Made up 68% 73% 54% Might change 30 26 46 DK/NA 1 2 -