Confederate Heritage FAIL: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley vindicated for removing Confederate Flag as 2/3rds of South Carolinians tell pollsters they support the flags removal
|South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley|
Via the Washington Post:
"A majority of South Carolinians, including pluralities of both whites and blacks, now say they support state lawmakers’ removal of the Confederate battle flag from state house grounds, according to a new poll.
The results suggest an about-face in public opinion following a church massacre of nine African Americans by a shooter who apparently embraced the banner and the racism that, for some, it connotes.
In a Winthrop University poll, 66 percent of South Carolina residents said the state legislature made the right decision to remove the Confederate flag, while 30 percent said it was the wrong decision and 5 percent had no opinion. Although several national surveys have gauged attitudes on the issue, the new poll is the first live-interviewer South Carolina survey published since a tense debate over removing the flag.
The survey marks a major change from a Winthrop poll last year, which found that residents preferred to keep the flag aloft rather than take it down by a nearly 2-to-1 margin (61 percent to 33 percent). When a similar question was asked in the latest survey, the margin was about 2 to 1 in opposition to the flag flying (61 percent to 32 percent)."
|(Image courtesy of the Washington Post)|
Restoring the honor!