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|Saturday, September 02, 2000, updated at 10:34(GMT+8)|
Gore Leads Bush by 10 Points in National PollU.S. Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore led his Republican rival George W. Bush by 10 percentage points in a national presidential poll released Friday.
The Newsweek poll of 755 registered voters showed that Gore led Bush by 49 to 39 percent, Gore's first significant lead of the 2000 campaign.
The poll also showed that Green Party candidate Ralph Nader had 3 percent and Reform Party candidate Pat Buchanan had 1 percent.
The poll was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates Wednesday and Thursday.
According to the poll, Vice President Gore led Texas Governor Bush on most key issues, including the economy and jobs, Social Security, education and moral values. Bush scored better on national defense.
History showed that the presidential candidate significantly ahead in the polls around Labor Day has won every election for the last 50 years. Labor Day falls on Monday.
More national polls are expected to come out next week to give a clearer picture of the presidential race.
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