Monday, August 10, 2015
Planned Parenthood Support Is Stronger Than Opposition
Recently an anti-abortion group tried to help the congressional Republicans bring down Planned Parenthood by issuing a heavily-edited film of the group. That editing made it look like Planned Parenthood does abortions so they can make money by selling "baby parts" to researchers. Of course, it is an outrageous LIE! Planned Parenthood does not do any such thing! They have never profited in the past by doing this, and they won't profit in the future.
Has this odious and unethical action been successful in turning the public against Planned Parenthood? In a word, NO. Planned Parenthood still has significantly more support among the general public than opposition. If the Republicans were hoping this would make it so they could campaign against Planned Parenthood in the coming general election, then they have failed.
There is currently a 14 point gap, with those viewing Planned Parenthood favorable topping those who view it unfavorably. Only two groups show a higher unfavorable than favorable -- Republicans and those 65 years old and older. All other groups show support for Planned Parenthood.
The chart above was made from information provide by a recent YouGov Poll -- done between July 30th and August 2nd of a random national sample of 1,000 adults, with a margin of error of 4 points.