Despite viral undercover videos and a failed Senate effort to defund Planned Parenthood, the nonprofit health organization is viewed about as favorably as the National Rifle Association, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Monday night.
The poll found Planned Parenthood was rated favorably by 45 percent with only 30 percent negatively. The NRA rated at 43 percent positive and 32 percent negative ratings. The difference was within the poll’s margin of error.
Planned Parenthood has come under fire for videos showing officials discussing fetal tissue donation. Senate Democrats narrowly stopped a procedural vote Monday to start the process of defunding the organization.
All presidential candidates are trailing both organizations (and the Supreme Court and the Democratic Party) in positive ratings.
Former Secretary of State and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton rated 37 percent positive and 48 percent negative. Republican candidates real estate mogul Donald Trump and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush both netted 26 percent positive ratings.
Trump polled a 56 percent negative rating while Bush polled at 40 percent negative.
The poll was conducted among 1,000 adults from July 26 to 30. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.1 percent. The poll was conducted by live interviews in English.