Poll: Powell Viewed Favorably By Republicans — And So Are Cheney And Limbaugh

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May 25, 2009 12:11 p.m.
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A new CNN poll finds that Colin Powell has much higher national favorable ratings than his two main Republican antagonists, Dick Cheney and Rush Limbaugh — but among Republican respondents only, it’s a close one.

The numbers, among all Americans: Powell is viewed favorably by 70%, compared to only 37% for Cheney and 30% for Limbaugh.

But among Republicans only, it’s 66% favorable for Cheney, 64% for Powell, and 62% for Limbaugh. So Powell still remains popular with Republicans. But so are Cheney and Limbaugh, too — and it would make some intuitive sense that Powell’s portion differs somewhat from Cheney’s and Limbaugh’s.

Said CNN analyst Bill Schneider: “Moderate Republicans fighting back against Rush Limbaugh and Dick Cheney. They’re ready to rumble. And they’ve got a soldier to lead them.”

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