Hey, Pimpin' Ain't Easy
There's also this article from the so-called "most trusted name in news" about McCain's recent gains in the national polls.
(CNN) -- Sen. John McCain has inched ahead of Sen. Barack Obama in national polls, but the Democratic candidate holds a steady lead in the most recent Electoral College estimates.
But, does he?
In national surveys, McCain leads by two points -- 47 to 45 percent, according to CNN's poll of polls released Monday night.
In the Electoral College standings, the most recent survey shows 243 electoral votes either safely in Obama's column or leaning his way. At this point, McCain can claim only 189.
Many of the state polls used to determine the Electoral College standings, however, were conducted before the conventions.
Allow me to translate.
(CNN) -- Sen. John McCain has inched ahead of Sen. Barack Obama in national polls, but we here at CNN would sooner stick rusty nails in our eyes than allow this paragraph to end without inserting something to reflect positively on our chosen candidate, regardless of how misleading that something might be.