McCain campaign predicts greatest comeback ever - of all time even
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Davis likens the race now to primary season when as the familiar McCain narrative goes - everyone counted him out...
"We had a saying during the primary, 'Believe your eyes.' There was not a single poll that showed us up in a lot of the primaries; we're confident we can accomplish the same thing in the general election. We have no indication to the otherwise," he said on the conference call.
Well, what about...
MSNBC's First Read, however, spotted a flaw with that statement.
Before the New Hampshire primary: The NBC/Mason-Dixon poll had McCain up over Romney, 32%-24%; USA Today/Gallup: McCain 34%, Romney 30%, Huckabee 13%; CNN/WMUR: McCain 32%, Romney 26%, Huckabee 14%, Giuliani11%, Paul10%.
Before South Carolina: Three Republican polls showed McCain up with Huckabee narrowly trailing and Romney and Thompson battling for third.
Before Florida: Quinnipiac: McCain at 32%, Romney at 31%, Giuliani at 14%, and Huckabee at 13%; Miami Herald : McCain 25%-23%
Who are these people?
Why haven't they made up their minds? Easy. The pollsters say these people don't like either candidate nor the campaign. Imagine that.
"For now, their indecision remains intact despite the fortunes that have been spent to tug people toward either McCain, the Republican, or the Democrat Obama. Fueling their uncertainty is a combination of disliking something about both candidates and frustration with this campaign and politics in general," writes the Associated Press.
We'll find out soon enough what all the polls say. And then a few days later, we'll start gearing for 2012 election coverage.