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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

McCain widens lead over Democrats. Teehee.

From HotAir.Com

Perhaps the Democrats should listen to the Cassandras forecasting disaster. According to Rasmussen, both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have begun to melt down in the crucible of an increasingly nasty primary fight. McCain leads Hillary by seven and Obama by nine, well outside the margin of error:

Looking ahead to the General Election in November, John McCain continues to lead both potential Democratic opponents. McCain leads Barack Obama 50% to 41% and Hillary Clinton 49% to 42% (see recent daily results). New polling shows McCain narrowly behind both Democrats in Nevada while McCain has a solid lead over both in North Carolina. March has been a good month for John McCain. But, a Rasmussen Reports video notes that a good month of March doesn’t get you to the White House, that requires a good day in November. ….

On Monday, McCain is viewed favorably by 55% of voters nationwide and unfavorably by 42%. Obama’s reviews are 46% favorable and 52% unfavorable. For Clinton, those numbers are 42% favorable, 55% unfavorable[.]

The daily tracking polls show both candidates dropping back in McCain’s rear-view mirror. A week ago, McCain led both by six; two weeks ago, only one point separated McCain from either — and Hillary led. McCain has grasped the momentum and steadfastly refused to get between the two Democrats in order to maintain it, and to maintain a much more Presidential mien than either of his prospective opponents.

The favorability ratings make clear the Democratic meltdown. Hillary has spent practically the entire campaign with negative favoribility, but her current -13 appears to be a record. Obama, though, had gotten used to positive favorability, but in March he has gone into the red. He’s currently at a -6, and his 52% unfavorable rating is as high as that number has ever been.

Clearly, the negative campaigning from both Democrats has proven remarkably effective …. for McCain.