Footnote: Planned Parenthood rated more favorably than any presidential candidate
Two quick footnotes to that:
Wheaton College, an evangelical college in Illinois which lost in the 7th circuit on its attempt to deny access to birth control by being exempted from even having to say it is exempt, has declared that because it didn't get its way, it's going to take its ball and go home: The school is terminating all health insurance plans it had been offering to its students.
Which is, clearly, the very most Christian response possible.
Meanwhile, a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll on favorability ratings has an interesting pleasant surprise.
A "favorability" poll is where people are asked if they have a favorable or unfavorable opinion about some person, group, or whatever. The pollsters then subtract the percentages for the negative ratings from those for the positive ratings to get a "net favorability rating." So if 35% rated you favorably and 55% unfavorably, you have a favorability rating of -20. If 60% rate you favorably and 30% rate you unfavorably, you have a favorability rating of +30.
Here's the pleasant surprise: According to this poll, Planned Parenthood of America has a higher net favorability rating than any GOPper presidential candidate. In fact, it had a net +15, higher than any presidential candidate of either major party, higher than either major party, higher than Barack Obama, higher than Chief Justice John Roberts, higher than the Supreme Court itself, and higher than the NRA.
In fact, it had the highest net favorability rating of anything covered in the poll.
The lies, slander, and general crap that have been thrown at PPoA don't seem to be sticking. And that is still more good news.
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