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Rasmussen: Only 38% Agree With Cheney That Obama Has Hurt National Security
Rasmussen ^ | May 14, 2009

Posted on 05/14/2009 10:10:27 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Just 38% of U.S. voters agree with former Vice President Dick Cheney that America is less safe now because of changes President Obama has made in national security.

Fifty-one percent (51%) disagree with Cheney, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

The partisan divided is predictable: 72% of Republicans agree with Cheney, while 80% of Democrats disagree. Among voters not affiliated with either party, 35% think Cheney is right, but 50% say he’s wrong.

Thirty-nine percent (39%) of all voters attach some importance to Cheney’s comments since he left office, but only 17% say his opinions are Very Important. Most (57%) rate the ex-vice president’s views as not very important (26%) or not at all important (31%).

As for Cheney’s former boss, 83% agree that former President George W. Bush has been right to stay out of the news. Just 10% disagree. Bush stated that Obama “deserves his silence” so that the new president could move ahead without criticism from his predecessor. Just 10% disagree with Bush.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; bho44; bigtime; cheney; nationalinsecurity
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1 posted on 05/14/2009 10:10:27 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I don’t believe it and don’t care. Otherwise it’s an interesting poll.


2 posted on 05/14/2009 10:11:20 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I suspect after the next 9/11 style attack, people will be thinking differently.


3 posted on 05/14/2009 10:11:43 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The others will change their minds. Weakness always invites predators.


4 posted on 05/14/2009 10:13:46 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why am I never called for these polls?


5 posted on 05/14/2009 10:13:55 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

I do not think the next 9/11 will be done by foreigners. I’m guessing it will be from Baraqqi’s.

Conservatives see Al Qeada types as the enemy, liberals see conservative Americans as the enemy.


6 posted on 05/14/2009 10:14:00 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Funny I did not see any polls regarding Al Gore, Bill Clinton or Jimmah Carter.


7 posted on 05/14/2009 10:14:06 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Red in Blue PA
Why am I never called for these polls?

Are you on a "do not call" list?

8 posted on 05/14/2009 10:14:33 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Again.

Polls reflect MSM propaganda.

38% is not bad..I thought there were only about 20-25% of patriots left.


9 posted on 05/14/2009 10:14:38 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Only” 38 percent?? That sounds pretty signifigant to me, particularly considering the ignorance of the public. I’m surprised 38% can identify Cheney.


10 posted on 05/14/2009 10:14:51 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Republic of Texas

I love the headline - when it’s in regards to anything Lib, 38% is supposed to be a great number....when it’s dealing with a conservative or Republican, it becomes “only” 38%...I hate the media....and most pollsters are getting on my very last nerve. Do I believe that just 38% agree with Cheney? Everyone I know does but none of us have ever, EVER been polled....


11 posted on 05/14/2009 10:15:03 AM PDT by BamaDi (Sessions/Bachmann....my new choice)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Considering the WH just reversed one decision, Cheney had to be right.

Educate at least another 14%


12 posted on 05/14/2009 10:15:36 AM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
51% of Americans also think Dick Cheney is that guy who used to star on The Dick Van Dyke Show, so who cares?
13 posted on 05/14/2009 10:16:05 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Spock didn't need a teleprompter)
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To: Travis T. OJustice
I do not think the next 9/11 will be done by foreigners. I’m guessing it will be from Baraqqi’s.

The election of Obama WAS the next Muslim terrorist attack.

14 posted on 05/14/2009 10:16:35 AM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

Touche’


15 posted on 05/14/2009 10:17:09 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Again, more Lefty garbage, who did they poll, Perez Hilton’s makeup staff?


16 posted on 05/14/2009 10:17:33 AM PDT by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: roses of sharon

38% is not bad, especially since he just started making his case the other day..


17 posted on 05/14/2009 10:17:34 AM PDT by outlawjake
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Also keep in mind this polled Cheney’s strongest conclusion which people are hesitant to agree with.

I believe polls already show most people agree with Cheney on the policies.


18 posted on 05/14/2009 10:17:38 AM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Or as I was going to say... When the hammer falls.
Then it will be too late.


19 posted on 05/14/2009 10:18:09 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (The plan... 0 in power for life. At least that's what they told him.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yeah, about 40% thinking a new prez has damaged national security is a pretty strong number.


20 posted on 05/14/2009 10:18:30 AM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Because they over sample dems.


21 posted on 05/14/2009 10:19:53 AM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Not relevant.....


22 posted on 05/14/2009 10:20:33 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Just 38% of U.S. voters agree with former

Just 38%? Almost 40% seems like a pretty big number to me especially considering that we haven't had any big foreign policy stories since Barry took over (skinny pirates aside).

When (and it will be when, not if) Obama fails miserably in first real foreign policy test, that 38% will quickly grow to 60%.

23 posted on 05/14/2009 10:21:51 AM PDT by Big_Monkey (Flubama - bringing disease everywhere he goes.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
What's even worse is that Ras says that 51% think Zero is doing a good or excellent job at handling the economy.

If this is anywhere near true, we are f-ing screwed but good.

24 posted on 05/14/2009 10:22:30 AM PDT by Marathoner (The dream: 1-20-2013, hearing "I, Sarah Heath Palin, do solemnly swear...")
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To: Republic of Texas

I’m not sure. The biggest idiots recently appear to be the American public.

I intend to stay as far away as possible from major cities and attactive terrorist targets while Obama is President.

The stupidity of the American public is absolutely astounding.


25 posted on 05/14/2009 10:24:13 AM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice
Conservatives see Al Qeada types as the enemy, liberals see conservative Americans as the enemy.
26 posted on 05/14/2009 10:25:25 AM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The more “bad” news I hear about Cheney, the more I wish he did run for POTUS. He’s the only grown up in the news as of late.

Thank God for him, and for the Bush administration’s policies these past eight years.


27 posted on 05/14/2009 10:25:47 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: ozzymandus

“”“Only” 38 percent?? That sounds pretty signifigant to me, particularly considering the ignorance of the public. I’m surprised 38% can identify Cheney.””

32% of the voting age citizens of the USA voted for Obama.

(based on 217 Million in 2004 voting age an 69.5 million voted for obama)


28 posted on 05/14/2009 10:25:52 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Slightly off topic, but Cheney needs to shut up. I fully agree with everything he’s saying, but it was tacky when Clinton and Gore wouldn’t shut up after President Bush was elected, and it’s tacky when Cheney won’t shut up now that Obama’s in office.

If he wanted to continue to have his voice heard, he shoulda run for President in the primary against McCain. Could you imagine a Cheney-Palin ticket? :D


29 posted on 05/14/2009 10:27:54 AM PDT by Terabitten (Vets wrote a blank check, payable to the Constitution, for an amount up to and including their life.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Exactly how relevant is the poll of a population that has been bombarded with anti-Bush, anti-Cheney and anti-Republican propaganda for eight years?


30 posted on 05/14/2009 10:28:41 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: outlawjake
To be vilified as Cheney has, 38% is a huge number. Just think if the other 62% had a chance to see him make his case. The MSM has made him out to be a monster and the average American judges him by what they've heard. Being the articulate person he is, he should be paraded before every audience he can find. He ain't the dummy he's made out to be.
31 posted on 05/14/2009 10:30:08 AM PDT by Murp
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’ll stand with that 38% any day of the week. More likely that there will be people there who’ll have my back. The other side will scatter like confetti when TSHTF.


32 posted on 05/14/2009 10:32:20 AM PDT by Ghengis
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To: Terabitten

Former officials of the Bush administration are threatened with criminal charges and/or disbarment and you think Cheney should shut up?

That’s insane.


33 posted on 05/14/2009 10:34:47 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Deb
Exactly how relevant is the poll of a population that has been bombarded with anti-Bush, anti-Cheney and anti-Republican propaganda for eight years?

Bingo...people's negative opinion of Cheney has been set in their minds by a non-stop onslaught of propaganda spewed by the media and the entertainment industry. People that can actually think for themselves and have actually heard Cheney speak know better...

34 posted on 05/14/2009 10:38:56 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Former officials of the Bush administration are threatened with criminal charges and/or disbarment and you think Cheney should shut up?

More evidence how the MSM propaganda works on the weak minded.
35 posted on 05/14/2009 10:39:59 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: ZULU

The paradox is that the more schooling Americans get, the more easily they are duped by the media. This has been true since the penny paper become popular back in the 19th Century. One statistic I have always found interesting is that
schoolteachers read on the average fewer than 2 books a year that has nothing to do with their jobs.


36 posted on 05/14/2009 10:40:37 AM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Rasmussen: Only 38% Agree With Cheney That Obama Has Hurt National Security

Where was the polling done? A community organizer's meeting of ACORN activists?

37 posted on 05/14/2009 10:41:28 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: reagan_fanatic

“I suspect after the next 9/11 style attack, people will be thinking differently.”

Not if they’re mortal victims. I doubt if their last thought will be, gee I should have listened to Dick.


38 posted on 05/14/2009 10:42:47 AM PDT by y6162 (uish..)
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To: Terabitten

Disagree.

The socialists are trying to intimidate the public as well as criminalize the past administration.

These people need to be RESPONED to. The Democrats get away with far too much lying.


39 posted on 05/14/2009 10:45:16 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: Terabitten

Disagree.

The socialists are trying to intimidate the public as well as criminalize the past administration.

These people need to be RESPONED to. The Democrats get away with far too much lying.


40 posted on 05/14/2009 10:45:20 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: RobbyS

That’s a pretty interesting correlation!


41 posted on 05/14/2009 10:46:12 AM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: Terabitten

Your impulse is commendable, but that ship has sailed. There is no way that the Democrats can be effectively fought in the public square unless ex-public Republicans will stand up and call the shots on them fair and square. The ones still in the running have to hedge their words and so won’t be effective critics. Those who have retired have no such necessary restaint and can play the bad cop.

And Mr. Cheney makes an awfully good bad cop, wouldn’t you say?


42 posted on 05/14/2009 10:47:01 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (I'm still waiting for the One to say something that isn't a lie)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Just 38% of U.S. voters agree with former Vice President Dick Cheney that America is less safe now because of changes President Obama has made in national security.

Lol...one guy says this. The rest of the media constantly touts the virtues of Obama and has denigrated and demonized Cheney and Bush for the last 10 years and it's STILL 38% agree with Cheney?

43 posted on 05/14/2009 10:47:02 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I expect that number to change rather quickly.


44 posted on 05/14/2009 10:51:01 AM PDT by Tzimisce (http://groups.myspace.com/nailthemessiah)
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To: Republic of Texas

38% is about right; intelligent informed people. That leaves 62% of the people who are dumb (liberal) or un-informed.


45 posted on 05/14/2009 10:51:46 AM PDT by rjones42
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To: DouglasKC
Nice, that's higher then his approval rating when they left office, tide is moving up already, I thought it would be about 3 or 4 years till before the numbers for Bush and Chaney stared to go up.

Poll translates the support for Chaney is on the rise.

46 posted on 05/14/2009 10:53:36 AM PDT by NoDRodee (U>S>M>C)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Of course, geopolitics is ultimately not a popularity contest.


47 posted on 05/14/2009 10:55:56 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Obama's still living off of Bush-era security capital. He's squandering it quickly, though.

I'd say take this poll again within a year and see how it looks.

If we get hit, look for Obumbler to immediately blame the previous admin, though. I think that's what Cheney is trying to innoculate against with his recent statements, though. Bully for him.
48 posted on 05/14/2009 10:58:42 AM PDT by Antoninus (Now accepting apologies from repentant Mittens.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Conservatives have caller ID and know how to use it.
49 posted on 05/14/2009 11:00:38 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (I am an extremist that was created by Butch Napolitano.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The more I see and hear Chaney, the more I like him. He is a good man and loves this country. He is doing what he believes is best for us. When I see the Democrats and the MSM go after him and vilify him it makes me sick. Bush is a good and honorable man as well.


50 posted on 05/14/2009 11:01:47 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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