McCain’s numbers are plummeting, with Dems and Indies too

From PPP:

John McCain has had a Charlie Crist like drop in his approval numbers over the last six months, seeing double digit declines in his popularity with Democrats, Republicans, and independents alike. As a result a majority of Arizona voters now disapprove of his job performance.

55% of voters disapprove of McCain to just 34% who give him good marks. When PPP polled Arizona in September he was at a positive 48/42 approval spread, so he’s dropped 27 points on the margin since that time. McCain’s biggest fall in popularity has come with Republicans as he’s been more aggressively challenged from the right by J.D. Hayworth. Where 65% gave him good marks last fall now just 48% do, a 17 point decline. He’s also gone down 13 points with independents (from 41% to 28%) and 11 points with Democrats (from 32% to 21%.)

McCain has tried to shed his ‘maverick’ image in order to survive the Republican primary and the numbers indicate that’s working, but at the cost of diminished support from Democrats and independents. Just 28% of voters feel that McCain is an ‘independent voice for Arizona’ while 55% are more inclined to describe him as a ‘partisan voice for national Republicans.’


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