Forget the widely distributed, deeply felt "anybody but Bush" sentiments. It may be that an "anybody but Kerry vote" is starting to take shape. How else to explain Bush's recent gains in polls? The full impact of the Richard A. Clarke imbroglio, etc., is yet to be known, but Gallup says that "Bush Overtakes Kerry," and who's going to disagree?
In a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll taken March 26-28, Bush has pulled ahead of Kerry among registered voters, with a 49 percent to 46 percent lead. In the beginning of the March, those same numbers stood at 45 percent and 50 percent, in Kerry's favor. Anything can still happen of course (and probably will) but I've yet to meet an anti-Bushie who is actually enthused about Kerry, who really comes off a bit too much like the Frankenstein monster without the charm (and the sportscoat) to win many hearts or minds.
Scads of info–none of it all that useful at this point in time, of course, but fun to read anyway–here.