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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 05:19 PM
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Cheney approval sinks to all-time low
I just found this at pollingreport.com and wanted to share. It's been ignored in the corporate media as far as I can tell.

Vice President Dick Cheney: Favorability Ratings

CBS News Poll. Jan. 18-21, 2007. N=1,168 adults nationwide. MoE 3. RV = registered voters.

"Is your opinion of Dick Cheney favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven't you heard enough about Dick Cheney yet to have an opinion?".

Favorable 16%
Not Favorable 48%
Undecided 21%
Haven't Heard15%
Refused 0%

Looking at the CBS poll results over time, Cheney's previous low approval rating was 18%, in February 2006. For most of last year it remained steady at 20%. In January 2001 it was 37%. His all-time high since becoming VP was 39% in January 2002.

In light of the revelations at the Scooter Libby trial today, and possible new details in the coming days, I wonder how low the DickTater's favorability rating will sink.

As some DUers are speculating, Cheney may resign or be pushed out of office in the coming year. This low approval rating may provide some impetus for that, if it happens.

:evilgrin:
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 05:23 PM
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1. 16% is pretty good for cheney!
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 05:30 PM
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2. Cheney now less popular than Syphilis
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vcotts Donating Member (9 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 05:38 PM
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3. Dear Dick, time to follow Spiro...
With the new revelations from Libbey's trial, one has to think of VP Agnew and the idea that even the Dick might be forced to resign. Certainly we should be pushing for it.

The 15% who haven't heard enough about DC yet to have an opinion? :dunce: I suppose, like the poor, they will always be with us.
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 05:41 PM
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4. Wow. It's that high? Who knew?
:evilgrin:
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PresidentObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 05:46 PM
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5. I will die laughing....
Edited on Tue Jan-23-07 05:46 PM by Kerry2008
When he goes below 10% into the single digits.

:bounce: When will America wake up fully, and Bush bump down this low?
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MrRobotsHolyOrders Donating Member (681 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 05:49 PM
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6. Oh, come on
It can get WAY lower than that.
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 05:59 PM
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7. Who are these 16%?
Guess we know how big that base is.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 06:05 PM
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8. Oil barons, Halliburton execs, etc. nt
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smtpgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 07:23 PM
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14. but didn't one of those drone networks
Edited on Tue Jan-23-07 07:36 PM by smtpgirl
give him a 35% approval rating?

SCARY


Vice President Dick Cheney: Job Ratings

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. Dec. 15-17, 2006. N=1,019 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dick Cheney is handling his job as vice president?"

12/15-17/06
Approve Disapprove Unsure

39% 56% 5%
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Nov. 9-10, 2006. N=1,006 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dick Cheney is handling his job as vice president?"
11/9-10/06

Approve Disapprove Unsure

31% 56% 13%


Another tidbit from Wiki - SCARY

Early White House appointments

Cheney at the White House with another member of the Ford administration, September 1976.Dick Cheney's political career began in 1969, as an intern during the Nixon administration. The intern Cheney then joined the staff of Donald Rumsfeld, who was then Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity from 196970. He held a number of positions in the years that followed: White House staff assistant in 1971, assistant director of the Cost of Living Council from 197173, and Deputy Assistant to the President from 19741975. From 19731974, Cheney worked in the private sector as vice president of Bradley, Woods, and Company, an investment firm.


White House Chief of Staff Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld meet with President Ford at the White House, April 1975.Under President Gerald Ford, Cheney worked as Assistant to the President as Rumsfeld first oversaw Ford's White House "transition team" and then later became Ford's Chief of Staff. In what was later termed by political insiders as the "Halloween Massacre" <8>, Cheney and Rumsfeld began consolidating political power by replacing or re-assigning high-ranking government officals. An article in Rolling Stone later summed up the changes as, "Having turned Ford into their instrument, Rumsfeld and Cheney staged a palace coup. They pushed Ford to fire Defense Secretary James Schlesinger, tell Vice President Nelson Rockefeller to look for another job and remove Henry Kissinger from his post as national security adviser. Rumsfeld was named secretary of defense, and Cheney became chief of staff to the president."<9> In addition, Cheney and Rumsfeld successfuly pushed for George H. W. Bush to replace William Colby as the Director of the CIA, forging what would become a long-term relationship with the future president <10>.

He was campaign manager for Ford's 1976 presidential campaign, while James Baker served as campaign chairman.



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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 06:06 PM
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9. 15 percent
haven't heard of him?!
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 07:12 PM
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11. 16% Thought They Meant THIS Cheney
Edited on Tue Jan-23-07 07:13 PM by AndyTiedye
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Silence Dogood Donating Member (215 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 06:11 PM
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10. If Cheney's A-R goes into the single digits
doesn't that mean he can't collect UN-employment? :)
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arewenotdemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 07:20 PM
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12. 36% of Americans have never heard of Cheney
but have passionate views on American Idol contestants
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 07:22 PM
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13. It seems the only thing that could help Cheney
Is if less people had heard of him.

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