The topic is the entire story that you posted; not your own gleaming of the article. Got it sparky.
Independents according to this article are more likely to vote for McCain by a 9 point spread because of his VP pick. More of a bounce than Obama got with Biden as his pick. Independents are the deciding factor in a Presidential race and this advantage goes to McCain.
BTW, dire in the wool conservatives vote for their party representative and dire in the wool liberals vote for their party representative. Conclusion, your little chart is meaningless. Whomever wins the majority of Independents will be the winner and from this article McCain pick for VP is better than Obama's pick. If you can not figure that out, your comprehension skills are sorely lacking. When votes are counted at the election box, they are not broken down by men vs women, blacks vs white, etc. etc. The total is what counts.
Kinda like how your side is beating the snot out of the healthcare and global warming drums? Let's not forget about the "they wanna take away reproduction rights" drum - or the "they're sending your jobs over sea's" drum. Of course my personal favorite is the "if you don't vote for NObama you're a racist" drum.
How could you leave out the Repubs are going to initiate a draft lie. Spread very well by MTV in 2004