Colin Powell's Bragging Rights

Colin Powell has fired back at Rush Limbaugh and Dick Cheney–and a new poll may prove he's the winner of this GOP boxing match once and for all. Responding to attacks that he was not “still a Republican,” Powell said on Face the Nation on Sunday that “Rush will not get his wish, and Mr. Cheney was misinformed,” and that both were “not members of the membership committee of the Republican Party.” And a new survey shows that Powell may have some support. Of those polled by CNN/Opinion Research Corporation, 70 percent said they have a favorable view of Powell, 37 percent a favorable view of Dick Cheney, and only 30 percent a favorable view of Limbaugh. But out of Republicans polled, it’s much more neck-and-neck: 66 say they favor Cheney, 64 percent Powell, and 62 percent Limbaugh.