Everyone said I was a fool when I said John McCain was an unelectable Muppet. The simple fact is that people like talking about him right up to the point where their vote might make him President. And then they go, oops, no, I don’t think so somehow.
For seven years, conventional wisdom has said that (New Hampshire’s) pivotal independent voters would line up behind maverick Sen. John McCain, as they did so famously in the 2000 GOP primary. But new polling data, to be released later this week, will suggest that might no longer be the case.
Manchester, N.H.-based American Research Group finds that McCainâ€™s popularity among New Hampshireâ€™s independent voters has collapsed.
â€œJohn McCain is tanking,â€ says ARG president Dick Bennett. â€œThatâ€™s the big thing [weâ€™re finding]. In New Hampshire a year ago he got 49 percent among independent voters. That numberâ€™s way down, to 29 percent now… Weâ€™re finding this everywhere…â€