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Poll: McCain numbers in freefall

Wow. Flip-flop McHumpy Tool is experiencing a freefall in his numbers. Guess the strategy of hawk humping Dear Leader on Iraq isn’t paying off as he fantasized. Look at the Rasmussen data; he’s even with Dem Bill Richardson.

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D) has announced that he is joining the list of candidates seeking the White House in 2008. Richardson is viewed favorably by 35% of Americans and unfavorably by 27%. A plurality, 38%, don’t know enough to have an opinion.

Despite being relatively unknown, Richardson enters the race essentially even with the man many consider to be the Republican frontrunner. The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll shows John McCain (R) with 43% of the vote, just four points more than Richardson’s 39%. However, Richardson trails former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) by double digits, 49% to 34%.

…McCain is now viewed favorably by just 52% of American voters. That’s down from 56% earlier this month and from 59% in December. His vocal advocacy of increased troop strength in Iraq may be having a negative impact on his popularity. Just one-third of voters (34%) share McCain’s view while 56% want to go in the opposite direction and reduce the number of troops in Iraq. However, 94% think the troops will still be fighting in Iraq when the next President takes office.

Even more hilarious, the Arizona Senator’s numbers have him trailing Barack Obama and John Edwards for the first time. Sweet!

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Apparently he’s coming unglued as well, his head spinning around like Linda Blair’s in The Exorcist, according to Arianna Huffington.

During his response [to a question on Iraq strategy], McCain equated those opposing his position with “the far left.”

“Do you consider Sam Brownback part of the far left?” I jumped in.

The Senator flared and told me that if I’d only let him finish his answer instead of interrupting, we could have “a civil discussion.”

He then continued on about why he supports the escalation (see his speech to the AIE if you need a refresher). Along the way, he denied that he had used the phrase “the far left.”

Wow, I thought, the Straight Talk Express has run so far off the rails McCain is now denying things he’d said in front of close to two-dozen note-taking journalists not half-a-minute before.

Check this out — Cliff Schecter and progressive filmmaker Robert Greenwald have launched a new blog called The Real McCain — here’s a video…

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