And just as in those years, women are much more negative than men. 28% of men, and just 14% of women view Lewinsky favorably today. However, there has been some improvement. In a CBS News Poll conducted in January 1999, opinions were even more negative about Lewinsky than they are today: six times as many people then had unfavorable views of Lewinsky as had favorable ones. In that poll, only 9% were favorable towards Lewinsky, 55% were not.
Today, only a third express any sympathy for Lewinsky, while two out of three have little or none. Again, women are much less sympathetic than men are.