Skip to comments.Poll: Edwards 3% favorable rating [The poll's margin of error is also 3%]
Posted on 04/23/2012 10:31:07 AM PDT by grundle
John Edwardss favorability rating stands at a dismal 3 percent, according to a new poll released as the criminal trial of the former presidential candidate is set to begin on Monday.
His favorability has plummeted since 2007, when 30 percent of people had a positive view of him, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll. Meanwhile, his unfavorability rating has seen a spike from 30 percent in 2007 to 41 percent today.
Edwards whose reputation was damaged after it was revealed that he had cheated on his wife Elizabeth Edwards (she eventually died after battling cancer) has been charged with misusing campaign funds, and his trial is set to kick off in Greensboro, N.C., on Monday.
(Also on POLITICO: 6 things to watch at the Edwards trial)
The new survey shows Edwards is viewed especially unfavorably by women, just 2 percent of whom have a positive view of him, compared to 45 percent who have a negative view.
Asked about the first thing that comes to mind when they hear the name John Edwards other than his bid for the White House, 30 percent said they associate the name with him cheating on his wife.
Still, half of those polled said they are undecided or dont have an opinion about Edwards, while almost four in 10, 39 percent, said they couldnt associate Edwards name with anything both indications that the general public may have little interest in or knowledge of his trial.
The CBS News/New York Times poll was conducted April 13-17 among 957 adults and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Still, half of those polled said they are undecided...
That would be the hos who are the mothers of his three other out of wedlock children.
I never cared for John Edwards, but the crimes he is being accused of seem rather small in the big game of Presidential politics, and compared to some of the things Obama, Clinton, etc... could have done.
I’m not trying to say “its OK, because everyone does it” - but it seems to me that he must have made some enemies in the Democrat Party who are now getting some payback.
I don’t even understand why they are polling this. Who the hell cares?!
Really. and no polls on the Republican primary.
BTW. Edwards is the 2nd witness in “The Harbinger”. Mr. Obama is the 3rd...
Edwards will be popular in prison.
Barbara: [whistles] Nice butt. That's what they'll say.
Ken Kessler: I beg your pardon?
Barbara: Nice butt. That's what they'll say on your first day, in the men's club.
Ken Kessler: The men's club?
Barbara: Mmm. The San Quentin Country Club. With a cute little rear end like that, you'll be the belle of the ball. Your dance card'll be filled every day. You'll be so popular, making all kinds of new, close friends. Big, ugly, hairy friends! Not that you'll ever see what they look like, 'cause you'll be facing the other way.
Ken Kessler: You're very good at this. You should write children's books. -Ruthless People
3%? Not even the 12% of blacks who back ANYONE who’s democrat ( in the 90+% range) don’t back Edwards? That’s stunning.
Needing a reference here...who's ever had a similar rating?
He committed campaign law violations by diverting funds for personal payoffs. That’s pretty serious.
I'd say three percent is damn good for a sleazy, ambulance chasing, womanizing, ass kissing politician.
John Kerry and John Edwards are both pukes.
They deserved each other.
I think it’s hysterical beyond words that after years of manipulating juries and the courts, John “Two Americas” Edwards is in court being prosecuted.
What goes around comes around.
He’s a fake and a fraud.