Yesterday’s edition of USA Today (September 30, 2015) carried the following headline: “Poll: By 2-1, funding for Planned Parenthood supported.”
Here are the opening paragraphs:
“Some congressional Republicans remain determined to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood, but a nationwide USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds Americans back government support for the group by more than 2-1.
“Two-thirds of those surveyed, 65%, say funding should continue for the group, which provides contraception, cancer screening and other health services to women; 29% say it should be cut off.”
When Planned Parenthood is described in the above manner, then of course a majority of people are going to support the organization. It’s like asking people if they would support free healthcare, housing, and education. Only the economically knowledgeable, who know that nothing is free, would answer in the negative.
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