March 18, 2008

IF ONLY RIGHT-MINDED REPUBLICANS DIDN'T HATE HIM...:

McCain’s 67% Favorable Rating His Highest in Eight Years (Frank Newport, 3/18/08, Gallup)

John McCain's 67% favorable rating is the highest of any of the three major candidates running for president, and ties for his highest in Gallup polling history. [...]

McCain gets an extraordinarily high 52% favorable from Democrats and independents who lean Democratic, while Obama gets a 39% favorable rating from Republicans and Republican leaners. Clinton, on the other hand, receives only a 20% favorable rating from Republicans and Republican leaners.

McCain is also helped by the fact that he receives an 87% favorable rating from Republicans, higher than the 80% and 79% that Clinton and Obama, respectively, currently receive from Democrats.


One of the big questions going forward is how the Beltway Right can get back in his good graces, now that he's conclusively shown that he represents the base, not they.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 18, 2008 8:30 AM
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They can continue to complain about how he isn't conservative enough, making it easier for him to claim to be a "moderate." It's called moving the Overton window.

Posted by: Ralph Phelan at March 18, 2008 9:37 AM

I guess the base is only 13%.

Those who hate McCain say it is because he has betrayed the Republican base many times, so the base must be only 13% or so.

Pretty funny pyramids they have in their world.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 18, 2008 10:39 AM

"Hate?" More like retuning the contempt. (And he's yet to show that he's a magnanimous winner, too.)

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at March 18, 2008 11:19 AM

Still a rather funny base going on there. How do all those pyramids stay balanced like that?

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 18, 2008 12:29 PM

Mikey: shrieking loudly is a force magnifier...

Posted by: Jorge Curioso at March 18, 2008 1:02 PM

Why shouldn't we hold them in contempt?

Posted by: oj at March 18, 2008 4:13 PM
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