(CNN)– Kevin Madden, a former spokesman for Mitt Romney, said Thursday the lengthy Democratic nominating process is only helping John McCain and the Republican Party move ahead.
"I think every day this goes unresolved it adds more chaos to the situation and more chaos is good for Republicans in the general elections," Madden told CNN's John Roberts.
Democrats have been in dispute over whether to seat Florida and Michigan's delegates at the party's convention in August. Both candidates must agree to the terms set forth by the Democratic National Committee, but it remains unclear how soon a compromise will be struck.
Despite the Democrats' continued wrangling, the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll shows McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, in a statistical tie with both prospective Democratic opponents, Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Obama leads McCain 47 percent to 44 percent. In a match up between Clinton and McCain, the poll found the New York Democrat ahead of McCain by 2 points, 47 percent to 45 percent.
Still, Madden emphasized, the on going "parade" between the Democrats gives McCain the edge with "more time to consolidate conservatives, [and more time to] raise more money."
Since becoming the presumptive Republican nominee, McCain has refocused efforts to more fundraising and foreign travel.
Both Democratic candidates out raised the Arizona senator in the month of February. McCain has said he is planning 20 to 30 fundraisers a month to catch up to the Democratic candidates. The Los Angeles Times reported tickets for his most recent fundraiser last Monday in Missouri cost $1,000 for a reception, or $2,300 for the reception and a photo with McCain.
–CNN's Emily Sherman