The verdict is in: Senator John McCain is going to win re-election this November. FiveThirtyEight, a political forecast blog run by nationally-known pollster Nate Silver, has John McCain winning by 95.4 percent.
That’s right — this means that Ann Kirkpatrick has a 4.7 percent chance of winning the U.S. Senate seat from Arizona. Not enough proof for you? How about this: FiveThirtyEight has collected 14 of the most recent polls conducted in the Arizona Senate race. Out of those 14 polls, McCain overwhelmingly wins in 13, with only one, from months ago, ending up in a tie.
Recently, CNN’s U.S. Senate ranking has put Arizona’s Senate seat under their “being monitored by both sides but unlikely to flip,” category. In other words, even CNN is acknowledging that John McCain is set to win Arizona in November.
So, tonight, when Senator John McCain and Ann Kirkpatrick debate each other for the first time remember these two things. First, Kirkpatrick is going to try to sell you on the idea that big government, overreaching regulations, and Hillary Clinton will make this country better. Second, just when you think you’ve heard enough of her liberal jargon, remember that everything is going to be alright. Why? Because with your help and your vote, Sen. John McCain is going to win in November.