Kerry Leads in Poll

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Democratic challenger John Kerry has opened his first lead in the battle for the White House.

Every other survey in Michigan on the battle between John Kerry and George W. Bush has been a statistical dead heat. Not any more. EPIC-MRA pollster Ed Sarpolus says Kerry has a first time 49-42 lead over the incumbent and the seven point margin is beyond the margin of error.

"Kerry is finally getting the bounce out of the Democratic convention that he should have gotten," reports Sarpolus. He says the lead is significant in that many of the senior voters are still sticking with the President because of the war. Kerry has replaced those lost senior votes with younger citizens.