CNN/Gallup Poll: Tiger Woods Popularity Plummets

The first major poll designed to measure Tiger Woods‘ popularity since tales of his alleged extramarital affairs surfaced has been released by CNN, USA TODAY and Gallup. As you would expect, Woods’ “favorable rating” has fallen off a cliff.

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From Corky Siemaszko of the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS:

A CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll shows Wood’s favorable rating among the public has dropped 24 percentage points since June. The world’s greatest golfer, who has been linked to at least a half-dozen mistresses since Thanksgiving, was viewed as “favorable” by 60% of those surveyed in the new poll, compoared to 84% in June. His “unfavorable” rating has climbed up to 25% from 9% in the same period.

Opinion Research Corporation surveyed of 1,041 adult Americans immediately after Woods’ released a statement admitting to “transgressions”. When the survey was conducted, Woods was linked to three women. Now that number has, at the very least, doubled.  Read more…