Surge in New York
Sen. John McCain “has experienced a surge of support among women in heavily Democratic New York state,” the New York Post’s Fredric U. Dicker writes.
“The internal Republican and Democratic polls, details of which were provided to the Post, have stunned members of both parties — and produced deep worries among Democrats,” Mr. Dicker said.
“One great concern for Democrats is that the data show a continuous movement toward the McCain-Palin ticket by women, a majority of whom traditionally favor Democrats.
“The movement by women toward McCain is being credited to Democratic attacks on Alaska Gov. Palin, [the recent] ‘lipstick on a pig’ crack by Obama and to the continuing unhappiness by female Democrats over Obama’s failure to pick Hillary Rodham Clinton as his running mate.
“ ‘If it winds up being tight in New York, that means McCain wins the election nationally,’ said a prominent Democrat familiar with some of the polling data.
“A prominent Republican familiar with the results said, ‘It really is something, because we just assumed Obama would carry such a heavily Democratic state like New York with no difficulty.’ “