John Kerry up in ice cream poll
John Kerry has been up and down in the national polls, but he's showing a surge in the District, at least among ice cream consumers. The frozen confection wars began Sept. 1 at Jeff Tunks's three restaurants, where they are gauging who has earned the votes of Washingtonians. The contest: President Bush's favorite flavor, praline, vs. Kerry's white chocolate macadamia nut. The results: Kerry is crushing Bush at Ceiba with 188 to 61, outpacing him at D.C. Coast with 156 to 85 and edging him slightly at Ten Penh with 130 to 92, reports The Post's Juliet Eilperin. Numbers for Kerry improved after the first presidential debate, but Bush can still come back: The count ends Nov. 1.