OpinionJournal’s Political Diary (sadly, they still don’t archive the daily e-mails, even for subscribers) reports on the latest National Journal “insider” polls (100 Pubbie insiders for the R nomination, 100 ‘Rat insiders for the D nomination). For those that think that John McCain (RINO-4th Estate) is the front-runner; guess again. He’s second to George Allen (R-Virginia) once again (he also trailed in April). The big news on the Pubbie side is the fall of Bill Frist (RINO-Tennessee); he fell from 3rd to 5th. Guess caving again and again and again isn’t what the party faithful want.
Over on the ‘Rat side, no surprise that Hillary is the runaway front-runner, but there’s some items of note as well. “Moderates” (relatively-speaking; they only play moderates in campaigns) tend to dominate the second-tier, led by Virginia governor Mark Warner, with only John “Two Americas” Edwards in that tier. Bringing up the rear guard like good Frenchies are Kerry, Gore, and Clark. No mention of Wisconsin’s own Russ el-Slimeroad.