Gallup On McCain's Favorability Rating

Why does John McCain seemingly hover, untroubled, above the awful electoral foundation that Republicans have set for himself?

67 percent of Americans have a favorable perception of him today, compared to 62% for Barack Obama, to 53% percent for Hillary Clinton, according to Gallup.

These numbers have fluctuated. It seems that the more Democrats squabble, the better McCain looks. Perhaps when the Democrats finish squabbling and begin to squabble with McCain, he will regress toward the mean.

I think McCain's high favorability rating also explains why Americans seem to trust him with the economy, despite his professed lack of knowledge about the subject.

These numbers are fluid and early, and reflect a lot of three dimensional chess-playing. Crow should not be eaten; shorts should not be bunched.