Considering that McCain won with over 70% of the vote in 2004, what are some Republicans thinking. Hayworth's a loser-- corrupt and knocked out of Congress from a solidly GOP district. McCain is still popular in the state and would easily win re-election. Hayworth should cut his losses and withdraw before he has to be defeated again. Further evidence shows that McCain is not as unpopular as previously believed among Arizona Republicans:
Those figures include 30% who view McCain Very Favorably and nine percent (9%) Very Unfavorably. The numbers for Hayworth are 25% Very Favorable and 11% Very Unfavorable.
So maybe McCain will wind up winning after all. He might just be the Senate's best-- the best on spending and military affairs. He stood for responsibility in fiscal policy when the GOP was spending money like crazy (including Hayworth.)