POLITICS
03/28/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Cheney: I Don't Listen To Polling On Iraq

Vice President Dick Cheney spoke to ABC's "Good Morning America" about his recent visit to Iraq:

"I think you cannot be blown off course by the fluctuations in the public opinion polls," he said in a segment of the interview broadcast Wednesday on "Good Morning America."

Cheney added: "Think about what would have happened if Abraham Lincoln had paid attention to polls, if they had had polls during the Civil War. He never would have succceeded if he hadn't had a clear objective, a vision for where he wanted to go, and he was willing to withstand the slings and arrows of the political wars in order to get there."