July 14th, 2010
10:35 AM ET
4 years ago

Poll: Positive opinion of Gore drops

A new poll released Wednesday indicates that 49 percent of Americans have an unfavorable view of Al Gore.
A new poll released Wednesday indicates that 49 percent of Americans have an unfavorable view of Al Gore.

Washington (CNN) - Nearly half of all Americans have an unfavorable view of former Vice President Al Gore, according to a new national poll.

A Gallup survey released Wednesday indicates that 49 percent of the public holds an unfavorable view of Gore, with 44 percent saying they see him in a favorable light.

The 44 percent favorable rating is down 14 points from October 2007, the last time Gallup polled on Gore, which was soon after he was named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

The new survey was conducted after the announcement that Gore and his wife Tipper were separating, and after the announcement of a police investigation in Oregon into allegations that he committed a sexual assault in 2006. A Gore spokesman says the former vice president denies the accusations.

Gore had a 52 percent favorable rating in CNN's most recent poll on the former vice president, which was conducted last December.

As for Gore's successors, former Vice President Dick Cheney's favorable rating stands at 36 percent, with 52 percent saying they have an unfavorable view of Cheney.

Forty-three percent of those questioned say they have a favorable view of Vice President Joe Biden, with 41 percent seeing him in a unfavorable light.

The Gallup poll was conducted July 8-11, with 1,020 adults questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus four percentage points.


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soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. Rick

    another obama liein DOG, just like the tan tax obama and the stop the capping of the well obama. When are you idiot Dems going to realize that the obama muslims from kenya are trying to destroy your life, teach your kindergardners about sex and control your kids wealth thru share the wealth, it is time for obama to be removed from his throne along with the rest of them like pelosi and reid, all nazis.

    July 14, 2010 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  2. deb0155

    Al Gore is a scumbag!

    July 14, 2010 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  3. Bob

    Does NAFTA also have something to do with this?

    July 14, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  4. Ancient Texan

    His hotel room escapades didn't bother me as much as his "the sky is falling" fiction. The man sold a bill of baloney in order to enrich himself. The scales have a way of balancing, don't they?

    July 14, 2010 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  5. Augsbee

    That's because those that have a favorable opinion of Gore are just now waking up to see that he's about Me & Money & Hollywood and hasn't stopped being the wealthy, rich kid he's always been. He's made more $$$ on the Environment than those that legitimately have worked for years saving the Environment. Do you see him hanging around regular people??? No, he hangs around wealthy Hollywood.

    July 14, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  6. Paul from Phoenix

    Here's the Inconvenient Truth: Gore is a liar who parlayed people's climate fears into hundreds of millions of dollars.

    July 14, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  7. phoenix86

    Gore is a sleazebag. Only an idiot would have ever had a positive opinion of him.

    July 14, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  8. markiejoe

    Gee, what a revelation. Gore's favorable poll numbers are down right after the news about his possible sexual assault. Who'd have thought? Good poll time wasting, Gallup.

    July 14, 2010 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  9. Mike

    Its funny how fickle people are. It was OK for slick Willy to cheat on Hilly but apparently the same people that supported him do not support good ol' Al.
    Listen, I don't support either but at least these damn liberals can try to be a little consistent.

    July 14, 2010 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  10. Four and The Door

    Time is usually not good to Democratic politicians. They say what they think people want to hear and do the things that make people happy for the moment but then there's always that damn final test they can't get past. Time.

    July 14, 2010 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  11. T'SAH from Virginia

    WHO CARES!!! CNN has a problem with POLLS!!! If Gore's WIFE is behind him – why should anyone JUDGE him!!!

    NO ONE knows what happened in their private lives – Jeez! Again – who are they POLLING???

    July 14, 2010 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  12. Jerry

    The Cinton-Gore years now have a whole new meaning for all of America.

    July 14, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  13. Lamar

    This guy is a scumbag. The only person who is more of a scumbag is that adulterer bill clinton. What kind of person cheats on their wife and child and then lies to the nation about it? CLINTON, GORE = SCUMBAGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 14, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  14. Laverne

    That's unfortunate, until this woman prove these allegations, my opinon of Al Gore has not changed. I don't believe a word she says at this point because there are so many holes in her story and her timeline just does not add up. He should sue her for slander and extortion!

    July 14, 2010 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  15. NAM VET

    Aj is about the sorriest aftermath from public service I have seen in my lifetime. He is the epitamy of all pyramid scams.

    July 14, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  16. Republicans is smart in the head area

    You mean after the ridiculous right wing hit piece about his alleged sexual assault that wasn't reported for 4 years? That's surprising.

    July 14, 2010 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  17. Steve (the real one)

    Wait a minute! Did I miss something? People actually had a positive opinion of Al Gore? When did that happen?

    July 14, 2010 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  18. Victim of GOP Taliban

    What a ridiculous poll by Gallup. Gore has been out of office for 10 years who cares?

    July 14, 2010 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
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