Poll: Brett Favre's popularity in Wis. has exploded

Jay Sorgi

Brett Favre. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Poll: Brett Favre's popularity in Wis. has exploded

Jay Sorgi
CREATED Sep. 19, 2013

The power of admitting responsibility, the rebuilding of a relationship with Aaron Rodgers and more - all that has helped former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre's image tremendously.

Public Policy Polling says that the Packers-turned-Jets-turned-Vikings-turned retired quarterback has had a dramatic upturn in popularity in Wisconsin.

The group says 50% of people they polled in the state now have a positive opinion of him, while 28 percent have a negative opinion.

In December 2010, the final month of his career in Minnesota, the numbers were turned with 26% favorable and 55 percent unfavorable.

What has changed since then?
- His appearance with Aaron Rodgers at the NFL Honors in February
- Rodgers' advocacy for the Packers to retire Favre's number
- The Packers saying they want Brett Favre back in the family
- Favre's own admission of responsibility
- The fact that Favre still owns all those NFL records mainly set in a Packers uniform.

By the way, Rodgers' favorability-to-unfavorability right now?  According to PPP: 75 percent to 7 percent.