April 10, 2008


Private RNC polling shows McCain lead (JONATHAN MARTIN, 4/9/08, Politico)

Internal polling data, presented privately last week at the Republican National Committee’s state chair meeting and provided to Politico, shows John McCain with a solid lead over both his potential general election rivals. Powered by the same appeal to Democrats and independents that fueled his primary election success, McCain is leading Barack Obama 48 percent to 42 percent and Hillary Clinton 51 percent to 40 percent according to RNC polling done late last month.

He’s moved ahead of the two Democrats by consolidating support among Republicans, but also by retaining his backing among a wide swath of independents and picking up a small chunk of cross-party support.

Poll: McCain Makes Up Ground (Domenico Montanaro, 4/09/08, NBC First Read)
McCain has made up ground on both Democratic candidates, according to a new AP-Ipsos poll out today. Obama saw a big drop, as he had been leading McCain by 10 points in February but now is tied, 45%-45%. Clinton leads McCain 48%-45% -- within the 3.1% margin of error. Clinton had led McCain, 48%-43% a month ago.

Stop us if you've heard this one before: country exhausted by eight years of governance by a scandal-plagued, budget busting, global crusading, conservative Christian, partisan ideologue; GOP nominates older party functionary, eschewing younger, more charismatic, more liberal options; Democrats nominate post-partisan technocrat; GOP exposes the pig in a poke as just another Northeastern liberal; blowout follows....

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 10, 2008 3:06 PM

scandal-plagued? Care to list a few? I mean real scandals not MSM created scandals. Like belonging to a racist church for the past twenty years? Like fantasizing dodging bullets in the Balkans?

Posted by: ic at April 10, 2008 3:29 PM

88? Wasn't HW behind big at this stage?

Even 80 was closer this far out, as was 72, no?

This could be an unprecendented post to post beat down.

One hopes that such a drubbing would once and for all destroy the baby-killing, American-hating, socialist-wannabe wing of the Democratic party.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at April 10, 2008 5:09 PM

The mutual back patting society again.

If it is like 88, let's hope the quality of president in much higher.

Bush 1 was a disaster. He ought to be brought up on war crimes for how he sandbagged the Shia and the Kurds.

Posted by: Bruno at April 10, 2008 6:42 PM

You've never seen a bad presidency if you think his was one.

Posted by: oj at April 10, 2008 7:14 PM

Pretending Saddam was a security threat, even if it was for the benefit of Powell & Blair.

Posted by: oj at April 10, 2008 7:15 PM