Bush leads Gore in all three major tracking poll. Oct. 17.
Reuters/MSNBC: 44%-43%,
Voter.com/Battleground: 43%-40%
and CNN/USA Today/Gallup: 47%-44%.

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll has Bush winning 48%-44%.

Latest state polls/"Battleground" states show continuing surge for Bush:
CA FL IL NJ NY OR PA WA
Gore 48 47 46 46 60 44 46 45
Bush 39 45 41 37 31 43 45 43
Nader 6 3 3 -- 4 6 1 5

(CA, Research 2000; FL, American Research Group; IL, Mason-Dixon; NJ, Newark Star Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers; NY, Newsday/WB-11; OR, American Research Group; PA, American Research Group; WA, American Research Group.)

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