David Kirkpatrick

May 21, 2008

Veepstakes McCain

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 6:41 pm

McCain has begun the public process of vetting potential vice president options. First up to bat: Florida governor, Charlie Crist; Lousiana governor, Bobby Jindal; and former nomination advesary, Mitt Romney. 

 

January 28, 2008

McCain takes lead in Florida polling

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 1:21 pm

In more endorsement news, Florida governor Charlie Crist appears to have pushed McCain over the edge in that state.

From the Reuters article:

McCain gained 3 points overnight after winning the Florida governor’s backing on Saturday. The shift broke a tie at 30 percent and pushed McCain, an Arizona senator, into a 33 percent to 30 percent lead on Romney before Tuesday’s primary.

The margin of error in the poll is 3.4 percentage points.

The backing of Crist particularly helped McCain with conservatives. He wiped out a 6-point lead for Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, among voters who describe themselves as conservatives.