McCain: Polls drop" Life isn't fair"

March 9, 2009 11:12:48 AM PDT
Asked why he has been falling in polls since the financial crisis, Republican presidential candidate John McCain sums it up this way: "Cause life isn't fair." McCain chuckled as he made the remark Thursday on the Fox News morning show "Fox & Friends" - not that trailing Democratic rival Barack Obama in a series of new polls is a laughing matter for the GOP campaign.

An Associated Press-GfK poll released Wednesday showed Obama surging to a seven-point lead, 48-41, over McCain one month before the presidential election. Three weeks ago, McCain had a slight edge over Obama in the AP-GfK survey.

Other surveys also showed Obama ahead of McCain nationally and beating him in several swing states, including Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania and Iowa.

"Look, we're doing fine," McCain told Fox News. "We were up in the polls, and then we were down in the polls, and we were up in the polls, and down in the polls ... you know, we can't worry about the day-to-day tick-tock."

McCain added: "I think we're doing fine. We've got a lot of work to do. I always love being the underdog, and I think we're going to be up late on election night. But I'm very happy with where we are."


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