Americans Would Forgive Tiger Before John Edwards...

...or Chris Brown, Polanski, Madoff: poll

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 1, 2010 12:18 PM CST

(Newser) – Americans appear to be in the mood to forgive a variety of national figures laid low by this or that scandal, and Tiger Woods in particular. Some 32% of respondents to a CBS News poll said they would pardon the transgressions of the likes of Woods, Charlie Sheen, and John Edwards. But 22% of respondents reserved their kindness for Woods only, which Mediaite notes is more than 4 times the benevolence toward Edwards. Bernie Madoff’s score? Zero. And 15% couldn’t muster the grace to forgive anyone.

John Edwards.
John Edwards.   (AP Photo)
Tiger Woods in happier times.
Tiger Woods in happier times.   (AP Photo)
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