It’s not even close. Can we now move on from this nonsense? Of course not. If we know one thing it’s the angry left always eventually get what they want.
Nearly three-fourths of Americans favor letting the Washington Redskins keep their nickname, but the percentage who think it should be changed has tripled in the past two decades, according to a poll conducted by Langer Research for “Outside the Lines.”
Wow, the percentage tripled, from nearly zero all the way up to … 23 percent. Oof.
Nearly a quarter (23 percent) of Americans surveyed now think the name should be changed, up from 8 percent in 1992 and up 9 percentage points in the past year alone.
Doesn’t seem like ESPN expected such results.
The poll of 1,019 Americans, conducted on landlines and cellphones between Aug. 20 and Aug. 24, found that 71 percent favor keeping the nickname — but that’s down from 89 percent when the question was first asked 22 years ago. It also found that 68 percent of people responding think the nickname is not disrespectful of Native Americans, compared to just 9 percent who say it is “a lot” disrespectful. (Nineteen percent say it shows “some” disrespect.)
This despite a years-long media onslaught and lowlife politicians chiming in. Oh well.
Politically, however, 89 percent of Republicans and 88 percent of people who consider themselves conservative say the team should keep its name, compared to just 58 percent for Democrats and 53 percent for liberals, according to the poll. In terms of political leanings, 83 percent of Republicans see no disrespect in the Redskins name. That drops to 68 percent of independents and 57 percent of Democrats.
Why are 57 percent of Democrats so racist?