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24% Have Favorable Opinion of Imus

Don Imus, the recently fired CBS radio host, is viewed favorably by 24% of Americans and unfavorably by 51%. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey found that Imus has lower ratings among women and older Americans. Imus was fired after making an inappropriate sexist and racist comment about the Rutgers University women’s basketball team. The team has formally accepted Imus’s apology and “is in the process of forgiving him.” Nationally, 51% of American adults believe his apologies were sincere while 30% disagree. Sixty-one percent (61%) of men believe his apology was sincere along with 42% of women.

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