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Briefing and Opinion
October 15, 2004

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Iraqis watch the presidential debate

Iraqis watch the second presidential debate in a coffee shop in the center of Baghdad, Oct 9, 2004. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

We would make the case that the economy has been, and is in, good shape, considering the obstacles. However, there is still a lot of concern among voters. This week's Gallup Poll found 35 percent think economic conditions are excellent or good, but 64 percent think they are fair or poor. Forty-three percent think things are getting better, but 48 percent think they are getting worse. In this week's briefing, correspondent Stan Bernard gauges voters' feelings about their economic well-being. Below are this story and other election features.
Gut-check of the Economy
Gut-check of the Economy

Stan Bernard asks residents of Hartford, Connecticut, "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"
Presidential Debate

The third and final debate in Tempe was remarkably full of substance and propelled John Kerry back into the race. Read excerpts and watch video clips of the event.
Presidential debate
Vice-presidential debate
Vice-Presidential Debate

Watch video excerpts of the October 5 vice-presidential debate.
Top 10 Debate Strategies

Read our top 10 debate strategies, based on lessons learned from three decades of presidential and vice-presidential debates.
Debate Strategies
John Kerry
presidential debate

Watch video excerpts of the September 30 debate in Miami.
Debate History

Watch classic moments in presidential debate history in our 1960-2000 survey.
Debate History
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