Sunday, March 16, 2008
Imagine this: in the midst of a bad economy moving towards a possible recession, gas prices rising to astronomical levels, the world on the brink of who knows what, and two wars being fought in Afghanistan and Iraq, John McCain is leading in the polls against both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Whoa - wait a second! McCain, the Republican, is beating even Obama? The man whose message of "hope and change" has the media swooning at his feet?
Yep. Hard to swallow, but there it is.
The fact that McCain is not losing by 20 points says a lot. It says that this country is not yet prepared to hand over the reins of power to the Downercrats any time soon.
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Looking to November, John McCain now holds a slight lead over both Democrats in the General Election. It’s McCain 47% Obama 43% and McCain 46% Clinton 43% (see recent daily results).
McCain has recently gained ground against the Democrats in both Michigan and Pennsylvania. Noting these trends, Rasmussen Reports suggests that John McCain may be the luckiest man on the planet since Ringo Starr.
Rasmussen has the Downers leading 247 electoral votes to 229 for McCain. If McCain plays his cards right, picks a good running mate, and watches as the Downers collapse in an intraparty food fight, his numbers will move north and he will take states that are currently in the Downer camp.
This is good news all around, considering the conditions.