Saturday, August 20, 2005

Cindy Sheehan's Ratings Dip; Cancellation on the Horizon?

Every time President Bush's approval ratings take a dip (even if it is based on a poll taken at a Young Democrat ice-cream social), the media put it on the front page, with banner headlines declaring the end of W. So you wouldn't think they would take a woman with an approval rating of less than 35% and declare her a national hero, right? Well, Cindy Sheehan's numbers are in, and they ain't pretty:

Cindy Sheehan... 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 her 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...

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

"People see in Sheehan what they want to see"...well, based on the media's lionization of this left-wing, anti-semetic hatemonger, I guess we know what the media wants to see...

Welcome to the dustbin of history, Mother Sheehan!

UPDATE: You want confirmation of the media bias involved in the reporting of this story? Check this out from NRO

During a conference call with reporters Tuesday, Cindy Sheehan told reporters:

Well I believe that my son was killed by the policies of George Bush, you know, that none of those kids should be in Iraq at all...The person who killed my son, I have no animosity for that person at all. You know, I many Iraqi mothers who have been destroyed by our invasion and occupation which is illegal and immoral what we are doing over there. I have no animosity towards that person.

I'd like to remind you that she said this during a phone call with a group of reporters, and I can't find a single instance of this remark reported anywhere. Perhaps that's because, reading the transcript, it becomes evident that the reporters are on Sheehan's side.

Need more evidence? Check out this piece of wishful thinking from NY Daily News columnist Michael Goodwin, entitled "An Army of One", which opens with -

George Bush has met his match. He has twice vanquished Democratic opponents, brought down Saddam Hussein and is the straw that stirs the world's drink.
All that was before Cindy Sheehan showed up on his doorstep.

Only in your liberal dreams, Goodwin...

Link to Rasmussen survey here:

And in case you missed it, post regarding under-reported (surprise!) anti-semetic remarks made by Cindy Sheehan here:

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