Talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh says that Sen. John McCain will score a stunning upset over Sen. Barack Obama and win the presidency on Nov. 4.

In an interview with London Telegraph correspondent Nigel Farndale published Friday, Limbaugh said the mainstream media has been pushing Obama’s candidacy because “They want to be able to say they did it if Obama wins.”

To which Farndale countered, “Well, he is going to win, isn’t he?”

Limbaugh’s response: “No, I don’t see it Nigel. I think [Obama has] been dead in the water since the primaries. He is going to need to be up 10 to 12 points to win by 3 or 4.”

The latest “poll of polls” on showed Obama leading by 6.4 percent.

“Don’t forget,” Limbaugh said according to Farndale, “that Hillary winning was a foregone conclusion, too. If the polls had been right it would have been Giuliani versus Hillary. That’s why polls a year out are worthless.”

Limbaugh also told the correspondent that Obama has erred by “going around as the acting president. “It’s off-putting,” Limbaugh said, adding, “Unionized blue-collar Democrats didn’t vote for him, they voted for Hillary.”

On Friday, Limbaugh stopped just short of outright predicting a McCain triumph during his program.

“My gut hadn’t been giving me any indication on this race, but it started talking to me last night,” he told listeners. “Barack is headed back to Iowa. That should be a lock; it’s a dead heat.

“Florida, Ohio, and Nevada look like pretty good McCain certainties here. Obama still has to run ads in California.”

Limbaugh urged voters to ignore the polls, and just turn out to cast their ballots on Election Day.