The Washington Times - June 20, 2008, 04:26PM

It’s pretty easy to get too wrapped up in widely varying polls, but you can learn something from watching the same poll over time, and the news for John McCain out of the Insider Advantage Georgia poll is not good.

Barack Obama has eaten into McCain’s lead and Georgian Bob Barr’s presence in the race as the Libertarian candidate essentially leaves McCain and Obama tied, 44 percent to 43 percent. Barr garners 6 percent.

Last month we reported McCain led Obama by 10 percentage points in the same poll.

If McCain is going to have to defend Georgia, this is going to be a very tough election for Republicans.

Stephen Dinan, national political correspondent, The Washington Times