June 18th, 2008
10:15 AM ET
13 years ago

Cindy McCain seen in more favorable light than Michelle Obama

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(CNN)—In a comparison between the wives of the presumptive Republican and Democratic nominees, Americans know more about Michelle Obama than Cindy McCain, but not necessarily in a positive way according to a new poll.

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In the latest Pew research poll conducted June 13 through 16, 78 percent have heard a least a little bit about the wife of Barack Obama, but up to 26 percent of those said the coverage of Michelle Obama has been mostly negative. In contrast, 54 percent of those surveyed claim to know a little bit about Cindy McCain and of those polled 31 percent say the coverage they have seen has been mostly positive, while only 7 percent felt she has been represented negatively.

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The results, tallied from approximately 1,000 adults over the age of 18 with a sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 points show the overall image of the two is positive among their respective parties. 54 percent of Republicans surveyed hold a favorable view of John McCain’s wife, while 65 percent of Democrats have a positive view of Barack Obama’s wife.

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  1. Bob From Pittsburgh

    Retired U.S. Major Gen. Antonio Taguba, who led the Army's investigation, wrote:

    "There is no longer any doubt that the current administration committed war crimes," Taguba says. "The only question is whether those who ordered torture will be held to account."

    Do Americans stand for the mentioned war crimes? Are this the message of the people with Washington Experience?

    If you want 8 more years of the same, then vote: McShame.

    Let’s clean the USA Image, no more torture, and cannibalistic behavior.


    June 18, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  2. Martha, Georgia

    Cindy McCain helped McCain wreck his home with previous wife. McCains are people who care nothing more than sucking up to elitist folks. McCain saw opportunity in Cindy and vice-versa. And by god, the intelligence level, wow.

    June 18, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  3. Kris

    Michelle is arrogant just like her husband and always looks like she just lost the Miss Popularity Contest. McCain's wife looks and acts dignified and positive. I dislike McCain and would never vote for him, but knowing that Michelle Obama might just be the next first lady, oh god help us. What a disaster it will be. She doesn't even appear to be approachable.

    June 18, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  4. Erik

    Why is the media intent on now tearing apart the wives of both of the candidates and providing forums like this for ignorant or unnecessary comments about them? It just fuels negativity when we should be focusing on the differences between the candidates. CNN has three tickers about the candidates wives today and there is a new war battle raging in Afghanistan for security of that country. We need to get our priorities straight. Less blogging and hearing yourself think and more public call to action from our policy makers and news providers.

    June 18, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  5. Venus

    At least Michelle didn't break up a home!

    June 18, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  6. jj

    I haven't seen one thing positive about Michelle Obama. From her thesis tirade to her remarks about being proud of our country only since her husband ran for Pres. To her cutting down remarks about Hillary not being able to take care of her own house, reference to Bill's problem. What's positive about her. If he REALLY wants to win in Nov. he needs to put a BIG MUZZLE on her. You can really tell that she may have been the one to pick their church in the past. Her views seem to show that way.

    June 18, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  7. Des, Tampa, Florida

    I totally agree with Dr. Cockteau... Besides Michelle in African American... Anyone can see she would be seen in a differant "light" in America.... And they have the audacity to call he a racist.... The Rethuglicans are the true racist... No diversity, which will be there demise....

    OBAMA 08...

    June 18, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  8. cubs

    Who really cares!! Neither one of these women are going to run the country and neither of them has the expectations of Hillary. This is just another BS CNN blog. Figure out a way to unite the party CNN and maybe you will have done something useful????

    June 18, 2008 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  9. J Kay - KCMO

    I just read an opposite headline........what's up??? I left Fox News for CNN....................even with the great Timmy gone MSNBC is my source of information on a constant basis.

    June 18, 2008 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  10. Louisiana Ed

    Lou Dobbs will probably do a 2-hour-SPECIAL on this tonight,

    June 18, 2008 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
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