Popularity with most Americans was not among the Rev. Jerry Falwell's achievements.
Indeed, while some public figures describe intricate paths in their personal ratings -- arcs and twists following the course of events and their own actions -- Falwell's ratings, across his career, were largely stable, and generally negative.
The latest public opinion data on Falwell was a Newsweek poll in November, conducted among evangelical Christians only. About as many saw him unfavorably (34 percent) as...Full Story