Republican Voters Believe That McCain Can Get Things Done

Posted January 29, 2008 at 10:06am

Read the full Gallup analysis

The Gallup folks have down some further analysis of their poll released yesterday showing John McCain with a big lead among Republicans in New York, and a smaller one in California. They found that in both states, Republicans rate a candidate’s ability to get things done in Washington as the most important characteristic they are looking for in a president and that McCain tops the rest of the GOP field on this score. McCain’s lead over his top challengers on this measure is more than 20 points in each state. His weakest showing against Rudy Giuliani in New York and Mitt Romney in California is on having new ideas to help solve the country’s problems.

On issues, the economy is now at the top of the list in both states.

The poll was conducted Jan. 23-26 and has a margin of error of 4 percent.