If GOP can miraculously pull off a victory in November, McCain should definitely send a thank-you card to Howard & Pelosi Co. as it looks democratic party has again chosen the most unelectable nominee.
However, McCain fares better against Obama than he does against two other prominent Democrats. New York Senator Hillary Clinton leads McCain by eight points, 50% to 42%. Former Vice President Al Gore, the Democratic presidential nominee in 2000, leads McCain 50% to 43%.
These numbers help explain why Election 2008 is competitive even though events so heavily favor the Democrats — because the Republicans are on course to nominate their strongest possible general election candidate but the Democrats are not. Perhaps even more importantly, the data suggests that voters don’t see a potential McCain Administration as the third term of President Bush.
In all five hypothetical match-ups featured in this article, the Democrat leads the Republican among unaffiliated voters. In the match-up between the two presumptive nominees, McCain holds a slight edge over Obama among those voters.
I’m a bit surprised by Romney’s number,
The poll results also show that Obama would have an easier go of it against two of McCain’s chief rivals for the Republican nomination. The presumptive Democratic nominee leads former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney by eight points 49% to 41% and
It looks like Romney is doing much better than previous head-to-head polls suggested. Maybe, just maybe a McCain-Romney ticket will work as Romneny can be a good surrogate in talking about economic anxiety.