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General Election: McCain vs. Edwards

Polling Data
PollDateSampleMcCain (R)Edwards (D)UndSpread
RCP Average12/12 - 01/12-44.042.312.7McCain +1.7
Hotline/FD01/10 - 01/12803 RV473911McCain (R) +8.0
Zogby12/12 - 12/141000 LV464212McCain (R) +4.0
Rasmussen12/12 - 12/13800 LV394615Edwards (D) +7.0
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Recent Commentary & News Stories
- Too Close to Call as Voting Begins in Florida - Tom Curry, MSNBC
- For GOP, McCain vs. Romney is Very Hard - Paul Mirengoff, Power Line
- A Simple Warning to Conservatives - Victor Davis Hanson, National Review
- Is John McCain Too Old? - Anna Quindlen, Newsweek
- The Case for Clinton - Kathleen, Robert & Kerry Kennedy, Los Angeles Times
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Polling Data
PollDateSampleMcCain (R)Edwards (D)UndSpread
RCP Average12/12 - 01/12-44.042.312.7McCain +1.7
Hotline/FD01/10 - 01/12803 RV473911McCain (R) +8.0
Zogby12/12 - 12/141000 LV464212McCain (R) +4.0
Rasmussen12/12 - 12/13800 LV394615Edwards (D) +7.0
CNN12/06 - 12/09RV44521Edwards (D) +8.0
Rasmussen10/31 - 11/01800 LV384715Edwards (D) +9.0
Quinnipiac10/23 - 10/291636 RV42429Tie
Rasmussen10/03 - 10/04800 LV404713Edwards (D) +7.0
Rasmussen08/30 - 08/30800 LV414514Edwards (D) +4.0
Quinnipiac08/07 - 08/131545 LV374511Edwards (D) +8.0
Rasmussen07/18 - 07/19800 LV365212Edwards (D) +16.0
Zogby07/12 - 07/141012 LV4343--Tie
Newsweek06/20 - 06/21831 RV44506Edwards (D) +6.0
Rasmussen06/15 - 06/171200 LV364915Edwards (D) +13.0
USA Today/Gallup06/11 - 06/14927 RV44502Edwards (D) +6.0
LA Times/Bloomberg06/07 - 06/101056 RV45408McCain (R) +5.0
Zogby05/17 - 05/20993 RV46418McCain (R) +5.0
Hotline/FD05/16 - 05/20800 RV394416Edwards (D) +5.0
Newsweek05/02 - 05/03831 RV42526Edwards (D) +10.0
Marist04/26 - 05/01823 RV394912Edwards (D) +10.0
Hotline/FD04/26 - 04/30801 RV374813Edwards (D) +11.0
LA Times/Bloomberg04/05 - 04/09643 RV40447Edwards (D) +4.0
Rasmussen03/26 - 03/27800 LV384715Edwards (D) +9.0
Newsweek02/28 - 03/011202 RV43489Edwards (D) +5.0
Zogby02/22 - 02/241078 LV473815McCain (R) +9.0
Quinnipiac02/13 - 02/191536 RV43429McCain (R) +1.0
Marist02/12 - 02/15978 RV444313McCain (R) +1.0
Rasmussen02/07 - 02/08800 LV444511Edwards (D) +1.0
Newsweek01/24 - 01/25837 RV44488Edwards (D) +4.0
Time01/22 - 01/231064 RV49425McCain (R) +7.0
Newsweek01/17 - 01/181003 A43489Edwards (D) +5.0
Rasmussen01/17 - 01/18800 LV434611Edwards (D) +3.0
Hotline/FD01/11 - 01/14400 RV453520McCain (R) +10.0
IBD/TIPP01/02 - 01/04951 A44437McCain (R) +1.0
Rasmussen12/12 - 12/131000 LV46416McCain (R) +5.0
Rasmussen11/13 - 11/141000 LV47435McCain (R) +4.0
All Commentary & News Stories
- Too Close to Call as Voting Begins in Florida - Tom Curry, MSNBC
- For GOP, McCain vs. Romney is Very Hard - Paul Mirengoff, Power Line
- A Simple Warning to Conservatives - Victor Davis Hanson, National Review
- Is John McCain Too Old? - Anna Quindlen, Newsweek
- The Case for Clinton - Kathleen, Robert & Kerry Kennedy, Los Angeles Times
- Will Clinton Get the MI & FL Rules Changed? - Jim Geraghty, NRO
- McCain, Clinton Have Edge for Nomination - Charlie Cook, Nat'l Journal
- What the Early GOP Contests Mean - Jay Cost, RealClearPolitics
- President Bush Back on the Stage - Howard Kurtz, Washington Post
- High Enthusiasm Propels Democrats - Robin Toner, New York Times
- Coming into Focus, Maybe - Charlie Cook, National Journal
- Dems Try to Avoid Tainted Nomination - Paul Starr, American Prospect
- Is Florida Crucial to Romney? - Reid Wilson, Politics Nation
- In Florida, GOP Sniping Takes Center Stage - Brian Montopoli, CBS News
- Only Hillary Can Reunite Republican Party - Jack Kelly, RealClearPolitics
- The Clintons' Toxic Relationship w/Washington - John Harris, The Politico
- Obama and the Kennedy Mystique - David Brooks, New York Times
- Ask Not! Why Obama is No JFK - Ted Widmer, Washington Monthly
- South Carolina Reshapes the Races - Michael Barone, US News & WR
- Hillary Hobbled by Hubby - E.J. Dionne, Washington Post
- McCain Gains as Immigration Furor Cools - Gerald Seib, Wall St. Journal
- Dishonesty From the Clintons & McCain - George Will, Indianapolis Star
- Iraq Success Could Mean Defeat for Giuliani - James Kirchick, The Politico
- Single Women Coming Out to Vote - Froma Harrop, Providence Journal
- Perils of the Race and Gender Cards - Stuart Taylor, National Journal
- Who Will Prevail Tomorrow in Florida? - Larry Thornberry, Am. Spectator
- Why Kennedy's Endorsement Matters - Jonathan Cohn, The New Republic
- McCain's Dishonest Attack on the Surge - Rich Lowry, National Review
- McCain is Right, Romney Hedged on Iraq - Stephen Hayes, Weekly Standard
- Dem Fight Has Gotten Terribly Off Track - Paul Krugman, New York Times
- Clintons & the Race Card: Who's Surprised? - Christopher Hitchens, Slate
- Giuliani Had His Chance and Wasted It - Ryan Sager, New York Post
- McCain May Surprise in Florida - Steve Kornacki, New York Observer
- Perils Of The Race And Gender Cards - Stuart Taylor, National Journal
- Where the GOP Has an Edge Against Dems - Clark Judge, NRO
- McCain's Conversation Changer - Michael Scherer, Time
- It is Time Now for Barack Obama - Sen. Edward Kennedy
- Clinton Paying a Price for Duplicity on Obama - Albert Hunt, Bloomberg
- Obama Takes Big Risk on Driver's License Issue - Carolyn Lochhead, SFC
- So Much for Hillary's Biggest Asset - Michael Tomasky, The Guardian
- Clinton Gambles with Latino Firewall - Robert Novak, Chicago Sun-Times
- Obama's Charm May Not Save Him Feb. 5 - Janet Hook, Los Angeles Times
- Ted Kennedy Prepares to Pass the Mantle - John Nichols, The Nation
- McCain Offers Break with the Past - Edward Glaeser, New York Sun
- Will McCain Make Peace with Conservatives? - John Fund, Wall St. Journal
- The Clinton-Obama Test - John Heilemann, New York Magazine
- A General Election Opening for Republicans? - Stuart Rothenberg, Roll Call
- Crist Could be Game-Changer for McCain - Jonathan Martin, The Politico
- Why My Vote Will Go to Romney - Ed Morrissey, Captain's Quarters
- The Case for Giuliani, Problem-Solver - David Frum, National Review
- Clintons Behaving Badly - San Diego Union-Tribune
- Obama's Rhetoric Soars, but What About His Record? - USA Today
- The Panic of 2008 - The Nation
- Clinton Camp Seeks Gentler Role for Bill - Patrick Healy, New York Times
- Races Entering Complex Phase Over Delegates - Adam Nagourney, NYT
- Can Romney's Relaunch Take Off in Florida? - Michael Scherer, Time
- Obama Wins in Massive Landslide - Balz, Kornblut & Murray, Wash Post
- Bill Clinton's Lost Legacy - Vaughn Ververs, CBS News
- Demography and the Democratic Race - Jay Cost, RealClearPolitics
- Obama: A President Like My Father - Caroline Kennedy, New York Times
- The McCain-Romney Iraq Feud - Paul Mirengoff, Power Line
- The Past vs. The Future - Sen. Barack Obama, South Carolina Victory Speech
- Black Voters Lift Obama to Victory - G. Langer & B. Hartman, ABC News
- Obama's Speech Was Simply Exceptional - Peter Wehner, NRO
- Get Ready for the (Bill) Clinton Bashing - Alex Koppelman, Salon
- Florida Gov. Crist Endorses McCain - Woods & Caputo, Miami Herald
- Obama's Opportunity - C. Todd, M. Murray, and D. Montanaro, MSNBC
- Questions for the Clintons - Bob Herbert, New York Times
- Not Another Clinton Co-Presidency - Colbert King, Washington Post
- Marginalizing Obama - Tom Maguire, JustOneMinute
- The GOP Stakes in Florida - Jennifer Rubin, Contentions
- Surge in Early Balloting Shifts Florida Races - Adam Nagourney, NYT
- Marriage Shouldn't Count Against Hillary - Kim Campbell, Ottawa Citizen
- The Problem With Bill 2.0 - Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo
- Could Obama Win S.C., But Get No Bounce? - David Miller, CBS News
- Chait Discovers Truth About Clintons... Sort of - Ed Morrissey, Captain's Quarters
- McCain's Fiscal Mantra: Less Is More - David Leonhardt, New York Times
- Thompson & the Failure of Normality - Andrew Ferguson, Weekly Standard
- What Democracy is All About - Dave Barry, Miami Herald
- Obama, Race & the Expectations Game - Jay Newton-Small, Time
- The Dem Race: Nasty, Brutish & Long - Ron Brownstein, National Journal
- S.C. Sets Stage For General Election - Michael Barone, RealClearPolitics
- The Clinton Approach to Obama May Pay Off - Eleanor Clift, Newsweek
- Bill Clinton is Running for a Third Term - Bruce Feirstein, Vanity Fair
- Charge of the Anti-McCain Brigade - Stephen Hayes, Weekly Standard
- Romney's Wealth Starts to Make Big Impact - Ana Marie Cox, Time
- Is the Right Right on the Clintons? - Jonathan Chait, Los Angeles Times
- The Problem with John Edwards - William F. Buckley, National Review
- Running Third, Edwards Still Dazzles - Eugene Robinson, Indianapolis Star
- The Rainbow Coalition Evaporates - Steven Malanga, City Journal
- How Strong is Black Affection for the Clintons? - Michael Crowley, TNR
- Will Obama Make Edwards His AG? - Robert Novak, Chicago Sun-Times
- Obama's Unfulfilled Promise - John Dickerson, Slate
- Democratic Politics is All About Bill -- Again - The Economist
- Romney Finally Plays Himself - Philip Klein, The American Spectator
- Giuliani, Now Hoping to be Comeback Kid - Dan Balz, Washington Post
- Clinton and Race and Youth in S.C. - Karen Tumulty, Time
- Mitt Romney: Agent of Change - Jim Shea, Salt Lake Tribune
- Another Clinton Precedent - Victor Davis Hanson, National Review Online
- Has Giuliani Blown It? - Byron York, National Review Online