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McCain in the Middle

44% See Arizona Senator as Moderate

Monday, August 14, 2006

U.S. Senator John McCain's long and varied career has placed him front and center in a number of battles. He served his country in Vietnam as a member of the U.S. Navy. He survived nearly six years of imprisonment in a Hanoi prisoner of war camp. He's led the fight for campaign finance reform. He's even fought his way through a few bouts with cancer. Where have all of these victories placed him in the eyes of the general public? Though the word “maverick” is often used to describe him, 44% of American adults classify McCain as a political moderate. Twenty-two percent (22%) consider him conservative and 13% see him as liberal.


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