Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told TPM on Wednesday he had an inkling that Mitt Romney's internal polls were overly optimistic about his chances of victory.
"I had a sense that it was much more difficult than the pollsters were saying," he said in the Capitol.
In the wake of Romney's defeat, campaign operatives have told reporters that their internal polling -- contrary to public polls -- gave the Republican a good chance of victory.
"Look, everybody knows their polls were wrong," McCain said. "I mean, they admit that."
Asked if he believes the campaign was shocked about losing, he said, "You'll have to ask them."