Next time you get some unflattering publicity, take comfort in knowing that not everyone will think the worse of you for it. That’s the moral we draw from a new Time magazine poll. Asked how their opinion of Dick Cheney has changed (if at all) as a result of his shooting episode, 24 percent of respondents said they now have a “more negative” opinion of him. Most of the rest (69 percent) said their view of him hasn’t changed one way or another. But 4 percent of respondents declared that they now have a “more positive” opinion of Cheney as a result of the shooting. Sure, it’s a small percentage, but it translates into nearly 9 million adults. When’s the last time 9 million people suddenly developed a more favorable opinion of you?
—Posted by Mark Dolliver
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