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Labor Day and the November Vote

Conventional wisdom says that the candidate leading in the polls on Labor Day will win in November. President Bush has a double-digit lead over Democratic Sen. John Kerry in two new polls. But conventional wisdom has proven unreliable in recent years. Hear NPR's Renee Montagne and NPR Political Analyst Cokie Roberts.

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Cokie Roberts was one of the 'Founding Mothers' of NPR who helped make that network one of the premier sources of news and information in this country. She served as a congressional correspondent at NPR for more than 10 years and later appeared as a commentator on Morning Edition. In addition to her work for NPR, Roberts was a political commentator for ABC News, providing analysis for all network news programming.