October 26th, 2008
09:45 AM ET
14 years ago

McCain brushes off polls, says 'we're doing fine'

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(CNN) - Despite his sagging poll numbers, Sen. John McCain said Sunday that he is "very happy with where we are" and very proud of his campaign.

"We're doing fine," the Arizona senator said in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press." "We are very competitive in many of the battleground states."

CNN Election Tracker: Take a look at the latest polling across the country

McCain brushed off polls that show him trailing Sen. Barack Obama, saying those numbers are "all over the map."

"Those polls have consistently shown me much further behind than we actually are. It all depends on the voter turnout ... we're doing fine. We have closed in the last week." he said. State-by-state polling

Obama leads McCain by 8 percentage points (50-42 percent), according to CNN's latest average of national polls.

McCain also spoke out against recent criticism of his running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin.

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soundoff (156 Responses)
  1. zoya

    Wow! I am watching my recording!He wish, he would not be there! McBush appeared angry,extremely combative, tired and fed up with all of this . It seems like PALLIN with PALIN did not help him much any ways!

    October 26, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  2. Murf, Jackson, NJ

    If John McCain really thinks his campaign is "doing fine" it suggests one of four things:

    1. He knows he is losing but thinks the voters will split their votes and try to preserve two party government somehow.

    2. He is playing for an electoral miracle, or a judicial one.

    3. He is experiencing the effects of a true mental decline.

    4. He needs to be drug tested.

    October 26, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  3. don

    "We're doing just fine boys!" Famous last words of George Custer as he led his men into the valley of the Little BigHorn.

    October 26, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  4. DaveM

    FINE? Fine stands for – F**king Insecure Neurotic & Emotional

    October 26, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  5. gl, Pittsburgh


    That was one of the main reason I never truth her. Too many times Pitt Bull have turned on their master and I was not going to gamble my life and my kids future on a Pitt Bull with she call herself.

    October 26, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  6. Jen

    Nothing new here, Republicans are blind to the reality of the world we know that already.

    October 26, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
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