According to this month’s CBS/Vanity Fair poll 22% of those asked would be willing to forgive Tiger Woods his bad behavior (no word on whether Elin was one of the polled). This may seem like a low number, but Tiger should perhaps breathe a sigh of relief: he polls well compared to, say, John Edwards who only got five percent of the forgiveness vote. Edwards meanwhile can take some itty bitty tiny comfort in the fact that he is more forgivable than both Roman Polanski and Chris Brown. Yes, very small comfort. Eternal bad boy Charlie Sheen falls somewhere in the middle at 12%.
Not sure what conclusions there are to be gleaned from this other than this was (sort of) a first offense for Tiger and infidelity is far different than abuse. Also, by some miracle we may still expect more from our politicians than athletes, though Edwards is a particularly badly behaved politician. That said, Bernie Madoff gets no votes, so perhaps money still trumps all.
All parties can take some relief however in the fact that a whopping 32% felt all of them should be forgiven. All poll results here.
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