According to a survey by Public Policy Polling, more Georgia Republicans view Paula Deen favorably than those who view Martin Luther King, Jr. favorably. Per the poll, 73% of Georgia Republicans view Paula Deen favorably. In contrast, 59% of Georgia Republicans view Martin Luther King, Jr. favorably.
PPP Poll: Among Georgia Republicans, Paula Deen Has Higher Favorability Numbers Than Martin Luther King, Jr.
Washington Post: Comments on the Paula Deen Poll
New York Daily News: Coverage of Paula Deen's Popularity Exceeding MLK's, Among Georgia Republicans
"Only 11% of those polled had an unfavorable view of Deen, while nearly 30% felt unfavorably toward King."