It’s a poll that probably won’t make the rounds of most mainstream media origins, but it’s sure to cause massive amounts of liberal butt-hurt.
Legendary football coach Mike Ditka called the cries for the Redskins name change “Liberal horse-shit.”
(An MSNBC host says she’ll warn her (six) viewers before broadcasting the word “Redskins.”)
Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has vowed to “never change the name of the team.”
And now, a new poll says that over 7 in 10 Americans agree.
A poll of 1,019 Americans found that 71% favor the Redskins name, with another 68% saying they think the nickname is not disrespectful of Native Americans, ABC 13 reports.
An NFL poll also asked players: “Yes or no: Do the Redskins need to change their name?” And of the 286 players polled, 167 (58%) said the Redskins should not change their name. Another 42% said the Redskins should find a new team nickname.
NFL Nation also polled 51 Redskins players in a separate survey, ESPN reports. That pool found that 26 (51%) Redskins players said their team should keep the nickname and one said the team name should be changed.
Another 24 players said they didn’t want to answer the question and some said the decision to change the name should be up to the team’s owner Dan Snyder.
It’s good to see that common sense is still on the side of the majority.
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