A new poll says Bill Bradley is closing in on
the gap on Al Gore in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
But both are still well behind G-O-P front-runner George W. Bush. So says the poll from C-N-N, Gallup and U-S-A Today.
Vice President Gore had the support of 51 percent while Bradley, a former senator from New Jersey, had 39 percent among people
likely to vote in a Democratic primary.
Much of Bradley's recent progress in the polls has been in key states such as New Hampshire and New York, where he and Gore are very close.
The Gore campaign says his efforts will connect with voters around the country.
But Bradley aides point to the latest poll numbers as a sign that Gore's aggressive new tactics -- including direct attacks on Bradley -- aren't working.
The Associated Press.