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Briefing and Opinion
September 24, 2004

John Kerry and George Bush


This is arguably the first presidential election since 1988 where the question of commander-in-chief, or national security, is the centerpiece of the election. In this Briefing, we review the records of the candidates and recent election poll data on the subject.
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THE JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT's John McWethy examines the candidates' records for clues on how they will combat terrorism.

Interactive Map President Bush
Voters rate the candidates
on foreign policy issues. Read some results from the NBC NEWS/WALL STREET JOURNAL September 17-19 poll on the presidential elections.