Cheney, Limbaugh Can't Touch Powell in Popularity
Ex-veep far less popular than his target for criticism
By Gabriel Winant,  Newser User
Posted May 26, 2009 9:56 AM CDT
President Bush, center, listens as Secretary of State Colin Powell, right, speaks during a meeting with his Cabinet and advisers in this Sept. 15, 2001 photo.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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(Newser) – When Dick Cheney got in a fight with Colin Powell, it looks like he was punching above his weight class. Cheney dismissed Powell’s views on the Republican Party’s direction, saying, “I didn’t think he was still a Republican”—a comment echoed by Rush Limbaugh. But CNN reports a poll that shows Powell—who says, “I am still a Republican"—with astronomical popularity: 70% rate the former general favorably, compared to 37% for Cheney and 30% for Limbaugh.