Oprah to Obama -- You're Bringin' Me Down!

4/10/2008 12:17 PM PDT
Is Brad Pitt's 9th cousin to blame for Oprah's decline?

Recent polls are showing that the empress of daytime's Obama endorsement have been good for him, but totally effed her up!

A poll taken in February of last year, prior to the Big O's decision to back her home state Senator, found that 74% of Americans had a favorable view of the talk show queen. Another poll taken several months after her endorsement, show Oprah's rating to have plunged to 61%.

Oprah's big give indeed.

The big kicker was last month's AOL poll that revealed that 46% of Americans found Ellen to be the daytime host who "made their day" over Oprah's measly 19%. The same poll found 47% wanted to break bread with Ellen while only 14% wanted to dine with Oprah. And Oprah's got all those fancy chefs working for her!

Good thing Oprah's got gal-pal Gayle to share a tub of ice cream with...