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AZ Poll Porn

Yep. I’ve been viewing poll pornography on the intertoobz. Lots of it. And it’s so good.

Arizona’s just fucking fascinating, which is why I’ve been harping on it for the past three days. Here’s a state that should have been handed to McCain on a velvet pillow, without quibble, and yet poll after poll shows a devastating drop in McCain’s lead. This latest has got to feel like a punch to the gut:

The Arizona Capitol Times has news of an internal Republican poll showing McCain only leading Obama by three points in Arizona:

More disturbingly for Republicans, at least one internal Republican poll conducted toward the end of the week showed McCain clinging to a tiny 3-point lead. McCain is tied in Maricopa County, usually seen as a death knell for any statewide Republican candidate, but he makes up the difference with a strong performance in the northern part of the state.

and:

“This is shaping up to be the worst landslide for a Republican since (former Arizona Senator Barry) Goldwater. I realize the irony in that,” said one distraught Arizona Republican operative who asked for anonymity to speak frankly. “If I were to place a bet today, I’d say McCain loses” his home state.

And it keeps getting better:

Still, other Republican strategists with ties to Arizona said, on condition that their names not be used, that there was reason for concern.

Internal Democratic polls in individual congressional districts in Arizona show McCain dramatically underperforming President Bush’s 2004 numbers.

Dramatically as in double-digits, in many cases. District by district, the news for McCain is nothing but bad. And I lurves bad. Bad is good.

Now might be an excellent time, then, to give Shadegg a sharp kick in the nads:

I’ve been obsessed with this race for two reasons: 1) John Shadegg is the GOP’s topmost conservative in the House, the guy conservative bloggers and publications endorsed for House Minority leader last year, the guy who helped orchestrate the “drill, baby, drill” theatrics in the empty House chamber a few months ago, while Congress was in recess. If you want to decapitate the Republican leadership, he’s our best target in the House. And 2) this was John McCain’s old House seat. I want to rub salt in their wounds.

The latest poll gives a ten-point lead to Shadegg, but early voting totals give a ten-point lead to Lord. Shadegg also just had a supremely embarrassing week. So, you know, if you’re interested in booting out an obnoxious prick of a Republicon and installing a brilliant Dem instead, you could toss a few bucks Lord’s way. He actually does have a chance of winning this thing.

I’ll make a pact with you: if Arizona goes blue, I’ll put up some homemade poll porn. You can all vote on some crazy-ass thing you can make Dana do in celebration of her home state planting a boot right up McCain’s arse. Sound good?

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