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  Democrats' Quandary: Is Dean Electable?
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News DateFriday, December 12, 2003 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionParty faithful are coming to accept the idea of Dean as the nominee; many unaligned analysts and representatives of Democratic-leaning groups don't want to criticize him on the record.

But the concerns that he'll be a tough sell persist, and center on the perception that he's too liberal and lacks the stature to take on a sitting president.

.......Yet polls show that Dean is no weaker than any other major Democrat. The Quinnipiac Poll taken Dec. 4 to 8 found Bush beats Dean 51 to 40 percentage points, roughly the same showing as Bush against Joe Lieberman, Wesley Clark and John Kerry. Dick Gephardt and John Edwards do slightly worse."
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