"We asked Georgians their opinions about a number of current and historical figures in the state. Martin Luther King Jr. has a 73/15 favorability rating- it's 83/6 with Democrats but just 59/28 with Republicans. Paula Deen remains quite popular in her home state at a 54/21 spread- she's very popular with Republicans at 73/11 but seen positively by a plurality of Democrats at 40/33 as well."
"Sure, there are still a lot of bigots in the south (and everywhere) but there are also people who have a sense of irony and silliness. Posing Paula Deen as a foil for Rev. King is pretty #skewed in its own right, because using human punchlines like Deen and Honey Boo Boo in a poll like this begs smart alecks to express their 'favor' for giggles."
Do you think having a favorable opinion of Paula Deen is indicative of bigotry? How do you explain the ideology differences regarding Deen and MLK? Let us know in the comments.