Overheard on Hardball, hat tip Busy Busy Busy:
O'Beirne: I'll tell you this. Among the president's staunchest supports, the 36 or pick a number, 40% who support George Bush, they like Dick Cheney. He is very popular on the part of the president's staunchest defenders and supporters who have hung in with the president through thick and thin.
Matthews: I think you're right, among the 30% or 30 plus, it's the 29% in this poll, who really love the president, they are 100% for Cheney. I think you're probably right.
I like Bob Harris's take on the statistics better:
Bush at 34 percent approval. Cheney now at 18.
Bush's approval number is now level with people who think rock and roll has been bad for America.
Cheney is now only eight points ahead of the willingness to eat a rat on a reality TV show.