But . . . but . . . but . . . it was raaaaacist!
Via Yahoo! News:
Clint Eastwood’s bizarre speech at the Republican National Convention last week didn’t go over so well with voters in Florida and North Carolina, but it didn’t hurt his overall image, a pair of new polls show.
According to a survey conducted by Public Policy Polling, 41 percent of Floridians said they had a negative opinion of Eastwood’s 12-minute improvised riff, which featured the 82-year-old Academy Award-winning actor and director pretending to have a conversation with an invisible President Obama, represented by an empty chair. In North Carolina, 44 percent of voters found Eastwood’s speech to be in poor taste. (Thirty-six percent of voters in both Florida and North Carolina said they had a favorable opinion of Eastwood’s stunt.)
But those same voters also said they nonetheless a favorable opinion of Eastwood. In Florida, 72 percent had a favorable opinion of Eastwood compared to 11 percent with a negative one. (That includes a majority of Democrats; 58 percent had a favorable opinion of him, while 20 percent negative.) In North Carolina, 71 percent had a favorable overall opinion of Eastwood, compared to 14 percent negative.
“Those are certainly numbers any politician would die for,” PPP said.