Hat tip: Kat In Your Hat
Who would have thought such a thing could ever happen in the very blue New York state, but McCain is gaining on Obama. And the MSM’s golden boy is losing support from women and from Jews.
McCain gained significantly among women and Jews in the poll of 626 likely voters.
He made up all but 2 percentage points (45-43) of his 12-point gap among women last month (48-36), suggesting previously undecided women are breaking for McCain.
Obama has had a reversal of fortunes among Jewish voters. His support has plummeted 35 points, from a lead of 50-37 to a 54-32 deficit in the new poll.
“The momentum is heading our way,” said McCain’s New York campaign chairman, Edward Cox. “We’re within striking distance.”
It’s unclear how much of McCain’s newfound female support has come from former Clinton supporters.
The poll found most white women (55-36) support McCain, as do one in five of those who have a favorable view of Clinton.
I know there are plenty of Hillary supporters who are incensed at how Mrs. Clinton was treated by the DNC and Obama. The excellent PUMA blogger Uppity Woman, who I now read every day, does an excellent job of covering it. Although I’m more right wing than her, I really enjoy her snarky writing style, and her exposure of the corrupt DNC.
As for the Jews, perhaps they’re finally getting the message that a candidate who surrounds himself with anti-Israel, anti-Semitic advisers, domestic and Middle Eastern terrorists, along with an America hating “Reverend” is just plain bad news. Also, I’m sure the fact that Obama wants to negotiate with Iran’s Ahmadinejad without preconditions also helps.