John McCain is pulling away from his Democratic challengers. The latest Rasmussen Reports poll shows McCain at 49 percent vs. Obama at 42 percent. When matched against Hillary Clinton, McCain leads 51 percent to 41 percent.
McCain knows that polls are as fickle as the voters. He saw for himself that vast leads in the polls can be little more than a mirage, as his candidacy rose from the dead during the primary season. But, I am sure he hopes this lead sticks.
Perhaps these numbers indicate that the drawn-out Democrat race is turning off the voters. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are fielding criticism from two fronts, while having only half the time to go after McCain. Even if it's too early for these numbers to predict what will happen in November, do you think it will influence how the Democrats run their campaigns? Will it make a difference when the Democrats have a nominee?