McCain: My unpopularity has been greatly exaggerated

McCain: My unpopularity has been greatly exaggerated

The specific survey he’s referring to was conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP) several weeks ago, and of course, the results were worrisome for an incumbent senator contemplating running for re-election. In fairness to the Maverick, though, PPP is a Democratic-leaning polling firm. …

McCain took issue with PPP’s findings yesterday on the Fox Business Channel, of course. You see, he’s been traveling around Arizona interacting with his many adoring constituents. Thus, he knows they still “like” him, or something. The Hill caught the transcript:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called a poll that finds he has a 30 percent job approval in Arizona “bogus” on Monday.

“There is a bogus poll out there,” McCain said on Fox Business’ “Cavuto.” “I can sense the people of my state. When I travel around, which I do constantly, they like me, and I am very grateful.”

McCain can contest the results of this poll all he wants. And it’s possible the survey is inaccurate. But it’s important to remember that PPP predicted, with remarkable accuracy, the results of the 2012 election at both the presidential and state levels…

PPP’s figures might actually deliver encouraging news to Team McCain, if you can believe it. For instance, an in-state, Rocky Mountain poll conducted about a year ago showed that the senior senator from Arizona was boasting his lowest approval rating in more than two decades (26 percent), while at the same time, only 21 percent of respondents said he deserved to be re-elected. Ouch.

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