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Sen. Elizabeth Dole cruises in GOP poll

March 15, 2007

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— A new poll done for Sen. Elizabeth Dole's campaign shows the senator well positioned to win a second term.

Sixty-four percent of those polled said they felt favorably toward Dole, R-N.C., while just 28 percent felt unfavorably; a similar 63 percent expressed approval of the job Dole has done in her first term in the Senate, compared with 25 percent who disapproved.

Dole's solid numbers stand in stark contrast to the ratings for President Bush in the poll; 45 percent felt favorably toward Bush, while 52 percent felt unfavorably. That dichotomy reveals that "Senator Dole's numbers are strong and independent of a difficult national environment focused on Iraq," pollster Jan van Lohuizen wrote in a memo summarizing the results.

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