There´s a new poll out that says only a third of Democratic Party insiders think former Vice President Al Gore should run for president again in 2004. The Los Angeles Times poll of just over three hundred members of the Democratic National Committee suggests the contest is wide open, with none of the top potential candidates garnering broad support.
Only 35 percent of those polled say Gore should run again, while 48 percent say he shouldn´t. Seventeen percent are undecided. Asked who they favor in the 2004 race, 46 percent of respondents say they have no preference. Out of a list of 10 prospective candidates, 19 percent of those polled name Gore as their pick, 18 percent back Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts and 13 percent name Senator John Edwards of North Carolina. The telephone poll, conducted earlier this month, has a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.