You know you’re in trouble when:

  • A Democrat outpolls your candidate among Republicans.  In Iowa, McCain has crashed into the basement.  He went from 14.4 percent among Republican voters in March to 1.8 percent in July-August.  Obama did better than that, polling 6.7 percent among Republicans.  So? Republicans might counter.  McCain isn’t the entire party.  Well then, how about this stat?
  • Only 36 percent of Republicans are happy with their choices of candidates, as opposed to 61 percent of Democrats who like their choices.