A new Gallup poll finds that 37 percent of Americans have a favorable view of former Vice President Cheney. 54 percent have a negative view.
These aren’t great numbers, but they represent a substantial improvement from March when 30 percent viewed him favorably and 63 percent unfavorably. Cheney now fares as well as Speaker Pelosi who is viewed favorably by only 34 percent and unfavorably by 50 percent.
One of the things I really like about the former vice president is that, as far as I can tell, he doesn’t care at all how popular he is. But even Cheney might find the improvement in his numbers gratifying because they clearly are a product of his vigorous arguments in favor of the anti-terrorism policies he believes in, and of his clash on this issue with President Obama.
JOHN adds: Pelosi’s approval rating nose-dived when she accused the CIA of deceiving her and generally went nuts about “torture.” The same phenomenon at work, but in reverse.