General Election Polls: Who Does Better Against McCain State by State?
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John McCain would like to maintain his image of a maverick who tells the truth and bucks his party when it is wrong. However, he has another side that is not as well known--McCain, the guy who helps lobbyists and cronies. His relationship with Charles Keating and more recently Vicki Iseman is going to be big news during the campaign. Now the Washington Post is reporting on another case McCain probably won't want to talk about too much but the Democrats will undoubtedly hit him over the head with repeatedly. The GOP brand has been tarred with corruption in recent years and charges of being too close to lobbyists and cronies could resonate.
The mystery of who fathered Laura Fay's child has been solved. It was Rep. Vito Fossella of Staten Island. As the NY tabloids have been putting it: Vito finito. He's dead meat. The only remaining question is whether he resigns right now (possibly forcing a special election) or just announces he is not running for reelection. The Republicans want to have him resign now and have a special election just to get rid of him as fast as possible. The Democrats dream scenario is that he runs for reelection. What's the country coming to? It was with a woman and he didn't pay for it. Can't a congressman have any fun any more?
Politico has a list of superdelegates by state and who they are supporting and which ones are uncommitted. While many Democrats are moaning about how long the process is taking, few are pointing their finger at the real culprits: the fence-sitting superdelegates. If every superdelegate whose state has voted already would announce who he or she is for tomorrow, we would have a candidate. What are the 22 uncommitted superdelegates from California waiting for? They have known for 3 months how Californians voted. Why can't they make up their minds. Those superdelegates who want to follow the will of the voters know what their voters want except in six states and those superdelegates who want to make their own decision surely don't need any more information. C'mon supers, get off the fence and say who you are for. Here is a table showing where the superdelegates stand by state.
No new primary polls, but three new general election polls as follows.
A few more supers declared yesterday. Here is where we are now. It looks like Obama has about 1850 delegates lined up, so he needs 175 of the remaining 500 or so.
Needed to win: 2025
Here is another source for delegate totals.
-- The Votemaster