Use of a simple present tense

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shun

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I want to know how to define the use of Simple Present "show" in the following quote:

"Recent polls show Bush's standing with the public has weakened as Americans....."

It cannot be a habit or regular action. Then what is it?
 

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It is used to show a current certainty- the poll is finished and doesn't change. ;-)
 

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'Are showing' would suggest that the results are less stable and likely to change. ;-)
 

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You're welcome. Where is your site, BTW? ;-)
 

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Seemingly not. ;-)
 
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