April 20, 2008
A HANDY TEST OF HOW BELTWAY YOU ARE:
McCain overcomes rank-and-file concerns (DAVID PAUL KUHN, 4/20/08, Politico)
Although John McCain's candidacy is still viewed with suspicion by many conservative leaders, polling suggests he has overcome the concerns of rank-and-file conservatives: McCain isn't viewed more unfavorably by conservative voters today than George W. Bush was at this point in the 2000 election cycle.
In the latest CBS News/New York Times poll, 18 percent of conservatives said they have an unfavorable view of McCain. The same percentage expressed an unfavorable view of Bush in CBS News polls conducted in March and April of 2000; higher percentages of conservatives held unfavorable views of Bob Dole and George H.W. Bush at similar points in 1996 and 1988, respectively.
There's no better test of one's elitism and disconnection from Kansas than one's objections to Maverick. Posted by Orrin Judd at April 20, 2008 7:15 AM