Ask seven polls and you’ll get seven answers. Polls show him trailing Sen. Barack Obama by anywhere from 5 to 12 points. I have yet to see any poll, since the RNC, that puts him ahead nationally. Give or take a margin of error and what CNN’s average of national polls, says to be 5 percent of voters who are still undecided, it could be a close race. Looking at the huge number of early voters and their demograpics, the race doesn’t look so close.
McCain will spend today fulfilling and obligation to the party. This is part of what makes him a good politician and a gentleman. He has not given up to those who have entrusted him despite the tide against him. He has rallies scheduled in Tampa, Florida; Blountville, Tennessee; Moon Township, Pennsylvania; Indianapolis, Indiana; Roswell, New Mexico; and Henderson, Nevada. He ends the day in Prescott, Arizona.
“We’ve got one day left, one day left until we take America in a new direction. And we need your support on November 4, and I need you out there. With your help we will win,”
But, if you listen to what the media is reporting according to leaks polls and more, McCain may be ready to move on.
Did McCain make a poor choice in a running mate? A new national poll suggests Sarah Palin may be hurting Republican presidential nominee John McCain more than she’s helping him. A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey indicates McCain’s running mate is growing less popular among voters and may be costing him a few crucial percentage points in the race for the White House.
Fifty-seven percent of likely voters questioned in the poll said Palin does not have the personal qualities a president should have. That’s up 8 points since September.
Fifty-three percent say she does not agree with them on important issues. That’s also higher than September.