Monday, February 4, 2008

New AZ poll numbers, plus: Conservatives who hate McCain

Posted By on Mon, Feb 4, 2008 at 9:58 AM

New Arizona polls numbers from Rasmussen show that Hillary leads Obama, 46 percent to 41 percent, while McCain leads Romney, 43 percent to 34 percent.

Meanwhile, over at Salon: Jim Nintzel introduces us to the Arizona conservatives who hate John McCain. An excerpt:

When Republican Rob Haney goes door to door to stump for candidates, he asks them to rate John McCain on a scale from 1 to 10. "The people who don't know much about politics rate him a 9 or 10," says Haney, who is a state party chairman in Arizona's 11th Legislative District. "The people who know what's going on rate him a 1 or a 2, or ask, 'Can I rate him a minus?'"

Haney, a 66-year-old retired IBM engineer, has been a persistent thorn in McCain's side in recent years. One of his main missions is to reveal what he sees as the truth about McCain: "We in the conservative Republican base do not feel he is a Republican. He is a liberal-moderate."

Haney isn't alone in his contempt for McCain. In a January straw poll of the Maricopa County Republican Committee, Mitt Romney won the support of 26 percent of the 721 activists who voted, while McCain came in fifth (behind Fred Thompson, Ron Paul and Duncan Hunter), with just 11 percent. McCain did score big in one survey the GOP group did: 59 percent of the activists named him an "unacceptable candidate."

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