Americans have favorable opinions of both Planned Parenthood and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, but this week’s Economist/YouGov Poll (Week of 2/4/2012) suggests that last week’s controversy over the Komen Foundation defunding Planned Parenthood and then reversing that decision may have brought politics into the picture, if it wasn’t there already.
Nineteen years ago, 81% of Americans interviewed in a Gallup/CNN/USA Today poll had a favorable opinion of Planned Parenthood.
In this week’s poll, 59% of Republican voters are unfavorable towards Planned Parenthood; 68% of Democratic voters are favorable. Slightly less than half of both Republican and Democratic voters are positive about the Komen Foundation.
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