McCain Defies Gravity

Both the CBS News / NYT and the NBC News / WSJ polls gives Democrats a yuuuge lead in the the generic congressional ballot, suggesting lots of things I'll write more about tomorrow. But it's worth pointing out that John McCain's level of support in every recent national poll hovers between ten and fifteen points above both his party's generic ballot percentage and the percentage of those Americans who identify as Republicans.

So McCain is either celebrating a brief holiday from reality, at the conclusion of which gravity will take hold and bring him back to terra Republicana. Or ten years of constructing an independent brand really did pay off and McCain defies gravity. Or some mixture of the two.