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Cindy Sheehan: 35% Favorable 38% Unfavorable (Rasmussen)
Rasmussen Reports ^

Posted on 08/19/2005 6:10:23 AM PDT by slowhand520

I know this polls is ridiculous but......

August 19, 2005--Cindy Sheehan, the grieving mother who maintained an anti-War protest outside of President Bush's ranch, is viewed favorably by 35% of Americans and unfavorably by 38%.

Sheehan is viewed favorably by 34% of men and 35% of women. Forty-two percent (42%) of men and 34% of women have an unfavorable view.

In general, people see in Sheehan what they want to see. Opinion about Sheehan is largely based upon views of the War, rather than views about the woman herself. Democrats, by a 56% to 18% margin, have a favorable opinion. Republicans, by a 64% to 16% margin, have an unfavorable view. Those not affiliated with either major party are evenly divided.

People who think we should withdraw troops from Iraq now have a positive opinion of Sheehan (59% favorable , 12% unfavorable). Those who do not think we should withdraw at this time have a negative view (15% favorable , 64% unfavorable).

Among those with family members who have served in the military, Sheehan is viewed favorably by 31% and unfavorably by 48%.

Forty-two percent (42%) of Married Americans have an unfavorable opinion of Sheehan while 33% have a favorable opinion. Among those who are not married, Sheehan's numbers are 38% favorable and 30% favorable.

Fifty-five percent (55%) of Americans say they are following the Sheehan story somewhat or very closely. That is a lower level of interest than Americans have in stories about Iran's nuclear capabilities. It is roughly comparable to the interest in stories about Supreme Court nominee John Roberts.

News reports said that Sheehan left Texas yesterday (Thursday) to be with her mother who had suffered a stroke. Sheehan vowed to return as soon as possible.

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1 posted on 08/19/2005 6:10:24 AM PDT by slowhand520
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To: slowhand520

Yea and thats with the MSM giving only favorable accounts of what she is doing!


2 posted on 08/19/2005 6:11:48 AM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: slowhand520

And 28% want to know which reality show she's on?


3 posted on 08/19/2005 6:12:44 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Officially around the bend, at least for now.)
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To: Tax-chick
LOL. I bet that will show up sooner or later in network programming.
4 posted on 08/19/2005 6:14:54 AM PDT by CasearianDaoist
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To: slowhand520

This is bad news for Libs. Her unfavorables are only going to get worse as she gets more camera time and her looney statements get out. She better hurry, there is only a couple of weeks left before the bored media folks get back to D.C.


5 posted on 08/19/2005 6:15:21 AM PDT by NathanBookman (I'm the real Slim Shady. Seriously. Except for the Slim part.)
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To: NathanBookman

Gonna break Don Imus and Frank Rich's hearts but perhaps they can comfort each other.


6 posted on 08/19/2005 6:16:19 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: slowhand520

I feel sorry for her. Losing a child has got to be the worst thing that could ever happen. I think the grief has really made her lose her mind.


7 posted on 08/19/2005 6:18:09 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty
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To: slowhand520

Spend the night at Cindy's house with all her crazy friends.

8 posted on 08/19/2005 6:18:22 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Islam is not a religion, but rather a means of world conquest" - ALAN BURKHART.COM)
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To: slowhand520
Oh merciful heavens, she's subject of a poll.

Our society is SO screwed up.

Dan
Biblical Christianity BLOG

9 posted on 08/19/2005 6:20:54 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Tax-chick
And 28% want to know which reality show she's on?

You mean what I have been watching hasn't been "Survivor: Crawford."

10 posted on 08/19/2005 6:21:45 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (The constitution is not in exile, it's in a nice safe deposit box in the Cayman Islands - Lileks)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I can't bring myself to feel the least bit sorry for this woman. She's virtually destroyed her son's legacy as well as her family through her liberal antics. If anything she makes me ill.


11 posted on 08/19/2005 6:27:47 AM PDT by whershey
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To: whershey

EXACTLY! Good point.


12 posted on 08/19/2005 6:30:59 AM PDT by highlymotivated
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To: slowhand520

Yeah, since the MSM can't seem to report the news accurately. I was watching traffic and weather this morning and found myself screaming at the TV when in a blurb they announced she had to leave her vigil waiting for a meeting with the President after losing her son in Iraq. "2ND MEETING YOU NON-REPORTING TWIT!!"

Scary.


13 posted on 08/19/2005 6:34:59 AM PDT by sandbar
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To: Enterprise

Oh that game was great. Day of the Tentacles was just as funny and good!


14 posted on 08/19/2005 6:35:43 AM PDT by sandbar
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To: Echo Talon

I've always been of the opinion (once I read her rants) that the more attention she gets, the better.


15 posted on 08/19/2005 6:36:00 AM PDT by Sometimes A River (Che Guevera isn't cool)
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To: sandbar

Glad you liked it ! :)


16 posted on 08/19/2005 6:36:47 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Islam is not a religion, but rather a means of world conquest" - ALAN BURKHART.COM)
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To: slowhand520
Forty-two percent (42%) of Married Americans have an unfavorable opinion of Sheehan

That's interesting.

17 posted on 08/19/2005 6:37:42 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave troops and their Commander in Chief)
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To: dubyaismypresident

LOL!


18 posted on 08/19/2005 6:40:03 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Officially around the bend, at least for now.)
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To: slowhand520
Those who do not think we should withdraw at this time have a negative view (15% favorable , 64% unfavorable).

Is it possible that 15% "favorable" reflect the feelings of those who believe that Cindy's antics are exposing the true nature of the left? (I could be in favor of that!) If so, then her true "favorables" really plummet!

19 posted on 08/19/2005 6:46:40 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (This Mess is a Place!!!)
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To: Tax-chick
Here is one of Cindy's supporters.

He calls himself "Patient Zero."

His use of duct tape would suggest the lad is sometimes a bit wobbly on his feet.

20 posted on 08/19/2005 6:51:54 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Be a glowworm. A glowworm's never glum. How can you be grumpy when the sun shines out your bum?)
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To: slowhand520

How long before Sheehan is turned into a "reality" program? Ironically, it will probably show up on Fox.

How long can you stand in a ditch before covertly moving to a hotel?


21 posted on 08/19/2005 6:52:49 AM PDT by golfboy (character is doing what is right, when no one is looking)
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To: BibChr
"Oh merciful heavens, she's subject of a poll. Our society is SO screwed up."

Why is a poll inappropriate? She's the spokesman for a political movement; it's perfectly natural to poll about reactions to her, same as polling about reactions to Howard Dean or Karl Rove. Just because it's a crackpot, perfidious political movement doesn't mean it's not a real movement that's worth tracking.

22 posted on 08/19/2005 6:53:56 AM PDT by Fabozz
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To: N. Theknow

That guy looks like Carrot Top strung out on meth.


23 posted on 08/19/2005 6:54:37 AM PDT by Rebelbase ("Run Hillary Run" bumper stickers. Liberals place on rear bumper, conservatives put on front bumper)
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To: slowhand520
It's the "Moore" effect, she thinks she's turning America against Bush, but she's just preaching to a minority choir.
24 posted on 08/19/2005 6:55:26 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances and it advances relentlessly freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Fabozz

I don't think a Sheehan poll is inappropriate. I think it's ridiculous.


25 posted on 08/19/2005 6:55:56 AM PDT by Rebelbase ("Run Hillary Run" bumper stickers. Liberals place on rear bumper, conservatives put on front bumper)
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To: slowhand520

Yes, but what are the internals? And on what day of the week was this taken? If the weekend, Republicans being more afluent are always away from home.......


26 posted on 08/19/2005 6:56:08 AM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Pray Daily For Our Troops and President Bush)
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To: Tax-chick
LOL

The commentary on FR is second to none.

27 posted on 08/19/2005 6:56:32 AM PDT by writmeister
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To: Rebelbase

all this time I thought Carrot top was strung out on meth.


28 posted on 08/19/2005 6:58:24 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: N. Theknow

Wow. He wouldn't last long if he showed up on my street!


29 posted on 08/19/2005 7:01:16 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Officially around the bend, at least for now.)
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To: N. Theknow

You'd be wobbly too, if your other guitar were a syringe.


30 posted on 08/19/2005 7:01:56 AM PDT by The Phantom FReeper (So? People in Hell want ice water.)
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To: writmeister

Happy to contribute!


31 posted on 08/19/2005 7:02:14 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Officially around the bend, at least for now.)
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To: Mygirlsmom
I think the other-looking stat is interesting, too:

People who think we should withdraw troops from Iraq now have a positive opinion of Sheehan (59% favorable , 12% unfavorable).

So, then, 12% of the Pull-em-out moonbats don't like her? Why???

Might be because they see her doing more harm than good to their cause?

32 posted on 08/19/2005 7:13:11 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2005, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: slowhand520

This poll isn't about Cindy, it's about the MSM.

They've poured their hearts into an illusion and still lose. What is especially interesting is the people unfavorable that are still larger than the Dems, just as on election day. Which brings those polls from the other units like Gallop and AP etc..into severe question (again) because they don't even rank Dem/Rep equally yet alone favor Reps slightly.


33 posted on 08/19/2005 7:23:41 AM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: slowhand520

This poll (assuming it is accurate and you never know) tells much. First off, despite all the positive coverage, somehow the other side of the story is getting out. Wonder if anyone in the MSM will get the message that their monopoly is ovah! Secondly, despite the MSM trying to tell us that this is a clear indication of a growing anti-war movement, there have been no converts. Those who opposed it before, oppose it now. Same ole groups, same ole "blame America" message.

Finally, this seems to demonstrate that the MSM is misreading their own bogus polls. Lack of support for the handling of the war does not equate for lack of support for the war.


34 posted on 08/19/2005 7:54:20 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: Rebelbase
I don't think a Sheehan poll is inappropriate. I think it's ridiculous.

Hmmmm, I wonder if this poll had anything to do with her leaving Crawford, despite her publically stated reason. The libs are so very sensitive to polling.

35 posted on 08/19/2005 8:21:06 AM PDT by MJemison
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To: MJemison

AOL poll last night with 450,000 + voters had 57% disagreeing with her views and 60% disagreeing with her tactics.


36 posted on 08/19/2005 8:54:21 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

BINGO!


37 posted on 08/19/2005 9:14:21 AM PDT by MJemison
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To: slowhand520; prairiebreeze; onyx; Texasforever; CyberAnt; BigSkyFreeper; Tamzee; mrs tiggywinkle; ..

Looks like Cindy's Peace Train is getting de-railed


38 posted on 08/19/2005 6:06:16 PM PDT by Mo1 (Keep talking Cindy .. Tell us all what your true feelings of Israel are)
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To: slowhand520

Wellm her ratings are better than Dubya's this week.


39 posted on 08/19/2005 6:07:15 PM PDT by HitmanLV
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To: Mo1

The size of the moonbat contingent in the US is apparently larger than I thought.


40 posted on 08/19/2005 6:10:06 PM PDT by My2Cents ("The essence of American journalism is vulgarity divested of truth." -- Winston Churchill)
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To: slowhand520

Let me guess...a 4% margin of error.


41 posted on 08/19/2005 6:10:36 PM PDT by My2Cents ("The essence of American journalism is vulgarity divested of truth." -- Winston Churchill)
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To: Mo1

She only has herself to blame for hitching her wagon up with the Michael Moore's and the moveon.org's of the world. Notwithstanding the fact that once the truth arose to the surface about her lunatic fringe left past, people got turned off by it.


42 posted on 08/19/2005 11:14:00 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Liberalism is a form of insanity)
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To: NathanBookman

You could get 38% of the people in the US believing that Osama was raped by Michael Jackson while playing golf with OJ......Those are the same who agree with the liberal spin.


43 posted on 08/19/2005 11:15:37 PM PDT by Loud Mime (War is Mankind's way of ridding the world of the tyranny caused by liberalism)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Nope, Cindy was a faaaaaaaaar lefty, anti-war protestor, long before her eldest son even got out of high school; let alone joined up. Please don't be misled by the MSM! Read ALL of the articles about her here in FR!


44 posted on 08/19/2005 11:17:50 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: slowhand520

The true unfavorables are probably much higher. Rasmussen was good in the last election, but his rating for Bush have been in the 43-44% range lately, so he's obviously been infected with the MSM bias too.


45 posted on 08/19/2005 11:22:53 PM PDT by balch3
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To: Mo1
Looks like it. LOL

The MSM has tried very hard to resurrect the late 1960s, with this and failed. They never thought that that would happen. LOL

46 posted on 08/19/2005 11:23:09 PM PDT by nopardons
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