…the winner is John McCain.

Republican Sen. John McCain has erased Sen. Barack
Obama’s 10-point advantage in a head-to-head matchup, leaving him
essentially tied with both Democratic candidates in an Associated
Press-Ipsos national poll released Thursday.

The survey showed the extended Democratic primary campaign creating
divisions among supporters of Obama and rival Sen. Hillary Rodham
Clinton and suggests a tight race for the presidency in November no
matter which Democrat becomes the nominee.

McCain is benefiting from a bounce since he clinched the GOP
nomination a month ago. The four-term Arizona senator has moved up in
matchups with each of the Democratic candidates, particularly Obama.

The Democratic campaign has stalled.

Despite all the conflict surrounding Obama, the
Democratic contest is unchanged from February with Obama at 46 percent
and Clinton at 43 percent. But the heated primary is creating divisions
among the electorate – many Clinton and Obama supporters say they would
rather vote for McCain if their chosen Democrat doesn’t win the
nomination.

Even Planned Parenthood is helping McCain right now.

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....