Gallup is out today with new figures on the sinking approval ratings for Vice President Dick Cheney.
Overall, Cheney's approval rating stands at 30 percent, a record low for a vice president since Gallup started in 1945. Among important independent voters, Cheney's approval rating was a dismal 26 percent.
Among Republicans, Cheney's approval was a relatively healthy 57 percent, although Gallup reported that figure had declined as well.
None of this is especially shocking. As even casual political observers must know, the vice president has made himself the point man on a number of controversial issues, many of which have "gone south," to put it gently.
Smart Republicans, especially those up for re-election next year, might want to keep their distance from the VP. Are you listening, Sen. Inhofe?