I’ve been watching a lot of TV over the past few weeks between the never ending diaper changing, bottle washing and baby feeding.
I recently started watching ‘How It’s Made’ late in the evening on Discovery (did you know the average bee hive produces 7 pounds of honey A DAY?!) – but normally it’s just news – CNN and MSNBC.
I’ve very happy and quite surprised that the story about McCain’s 7 houses got so much play – and it really does look like it’s going to prompt a lot more scrutiny and research into McCain’s rich, elitist lifestyle on the part of the MSM.
But there is also another political story that keeps coming up for some reason. It involves a new WSJ/NBC News poll that shows Clinton would be leading McCain 49 to 43 if she was the Democratic candidate. Obama is only leading McCain by 3 points (45 percent to 42).
Of course, the diehard Hillary supporters are out if force saying stuff like: “SEE! We told you Hillary was the better candidate!”
But the one thing I am not hearing is any reasonable analysis of this poll. Specifically, someone needs to remind viewers (and these crazy PUMAs) that Hillary is NOT the candidate.
If she was the candidate, then McCain would have spent $30+ million running negative ads against HER last month. And the media would be constantly picking apart every little statement SHE made. And people would be getting tired of hearing about HER in the news every day.
Hillary is now polling exactly where Obama was polling (6 points ahead) before she dropped out of the race and went into hiding. Hillary is polling exactly where Obama was polling before the Republican attack machine went on the offensive against Obama. However, when she dropped out of the race, McCain was polling 2 points AHEAD of her.
What people should really recognize about this poll is that McCain is now polling behind every Democrat – nominee or not. And, despite all of the attacks, Obama is still polling better than McCain.
Yes the lead is smaller- but it’s still a lead. And if you look at the history of this poll, you’ll see that McCain has NEVER polled higher than Obama in the year they’ve been conducting it. Not once.