CINCINNATI (TDB) -- Fresh polling data by Rasmussen Reports shows Cindy Sheehan is not popular with the American people. Even 39% of Democrats now have an unfavorable view of the grieving Iraq War mother. Sheehan wants President Bush impeached and says she will challenge Speaker Nancy Pelosi if the House fails to bring charges. Since the House is not likely to act on her demand, Sheehan would probably get crushed like a walnut under the Speaker's gavel because 39% of Americans view Pelosi favorably.
Maybe Sheehan should consider another race -- like trying to sign up as U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich's running mate.
Rasmussen found Sheehan is viewed favorably by only 22% of Americans, down from 31% in 2005, the year her anti-war protests near Bush's Texas ranch shaped her public image as a leading critic of Washington's handling of the war.
"Democrats have mixed views of the anti-war activist. Thirty-four percent have a favorable opinion while 39% say the opposite. Among Republicans, the numbers are 9% favorable, and 72% unfavorable. As for those not affiliated with either major party, 21% offer a positive assessment of Sheehan, while 42% have a negative opinion."
Rasmussen added that 39% of Americans agree with Sheehan that Bush should be impeached.