Joe Scarborough Bets on Cheney, Loses
This afternoon, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough got into a spat on Twitter with Salon’s Glenn Greenwald. The blogger fired first, making a frustrated point about the former president and vice president.
Scarborough made a sort of out-of-character attack.
There aren’t a lot of polls that ask for public opinion of both Nancy Pelosi and Dick Cheney, as the former vice president is a has-been who only makes news when launching dishonest attacks about foreign policy. But the June NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll — in other words, the poll produced by the company Scarborough works for — found that only 26 percent of Americans had a favorable opinion of Cheney, while 48 percent had a negative opinion of him. The same poll found that 27 percent of Americans had a favorable opinion of Pelosi, while 44 percent viewed her negatively.
So: Cheney’s net negative rating is -22, while Pelosi’s is -17. The answer to Scarborough’s question is “Cheney.”