Has the Straight Talk Express Run out of Steam?
Posted on Jun 25, 2007
John McCain isn’t worried about his floundering presidential campaign—at least not publicly—but a number of polls show his support slipping into single digits. Mayor Knox White of Greenville, S.C., a McCain supporter, explains the downward trend this way: “[McCain] sometimes makes voters mad.”
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP)—Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Monday dismissed polls that show him slipping into single digits, arguing that his campaign is going through the typical ups and downs and will be fine this fall.
In an interview with The Associated Press, the Arizona senator also defended his support for a bipartisan immigration bill, a stance that has undercut his bid in early voting South Carolina.
The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee acknowledged that his backing for the Iraq war has hurt his candidacy elsewhere in the country.