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Bush support holding...

...at least according to one poll.

President Bush has maintained his lead over Democrat John Kerry in the USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll despite two weeks dominated by a deteriorating security situation in Iraq and criticism of his administration's handling of the terrorism threat before the Sept. 11 attacks.

The survey, taken Friday through Sunday, shows Bush ahead 50% to 44% among likely voters, a bit wider than the 4-point lead he held in early April.

I understand that polls don't mean very much at this point, but what struck me about this one is the reaction to it among my Democratic friends. They are, without exception, totally mystified as to how this could be the case. To me, this is further evidence that many among their number simply do not "get it", and it's precisely the reason I will be unable to vote for Kerry during wartime.