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Public blowback as a survey released Public Policy Polling suggests that 46% of Republicans in Mississippi think interracial marriage should be illegal. The survey was conducted from March 24-27 and surveyed 400 Republican voters. Nested in with questions about which presidential candidates they preferred, respondents were asked: Do you think interracial marriage should be legal or illegal? When published, the results when straight into newscasts.

“Almost half of mississippi republicans think interracial marriage should be against the Not surprising in the same poll mississippi republicans think their governor, haley barbour, should be the gop nominee for president.”

And the blogosphere’s reaction was fast and furious. A Care 2 writer fumes...

“Since interracial marriage has been legal in Mississippi for less than fifty years, this poll result is even more depressing.  After all, the respondents weren't simply passing a moral judgment on interracial marriage, they were saying that they thought it should be banned outright.”

And a writer for The Stir takes it a step further, attacking the citizens of Mississippi.

“No, these survey results do not date back to the Civil War or Civil Rights Movement. They're from today, 2011. Are these people out of their minds, or is Mississippi stuck in some kind of hate-filled time warp? I tend to think it's more so the latter …”

Despite PPP being taken at its word - many are noting, the firm is not unbiased. The Daily Mail called the firm Democrat-affiliated- while the Antlantic Wire called it liberal-leaning.

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And a writer for Discover Magazine dissected the numbers further, comparing the results to General Social Survey, a study that was repeated every year for 30 years until 2002. He says, the numbers don’t quite add up.

“By 2002 it was a consistent finding that less than 10% of Americans would accede to the proposition that interracial marriage should be legally banned. So the finding that 46% of Mississippi Republicans agree with that position, and that only 40% reject it outright, is somewhat curious.”

He goes on to break down the results by political ideology, noting that Mississippi Republicans who identified as “Very Liberal” or “Somewhat Liberal” were the most in favor of banning interracial marriage, which may have clouded the results.

“I think the liberal Republican opposition to interracial marriage in Mississippi is due to small sample size and mistaken responses. I really doubt there are very many liberal Republicans in Mississippi.”

Finally, Talking Points Memo takes a look at what these responses mean for presidential hopefuls in 2012.

“The poll also found that voters who thought interracial marriage should be banned liked Barbour, Palin, and Huckabee the most among the slate of potential GOP presidential candidates. Seventy-nine percent of those voters said they approved of Gov. Barbour's job performance, while 74% said they had a favorable opinion of Sarah Palin, and 73% viewed Huckabee favorably.”

PPP has said they also asked non-Republican voters the interracial marriage question,  and those results will be released sometime in the future. They also asked whether respondents believe the right side won the Civil War. 

 

 

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Survey: Mississippi Republicans Against Mixed Race Marriage

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BY JJ BAILEY

 

You're watching multisource politics video news analysis from Newsy.


Public blowback as a survey released Public Policy Polling suggests that 46% of Republicans in Mississippi think interracial marriage should be illegal. The survey was conducted from March 24-27 and surveyed 400 Republican voters. Nested in with questions about which presidential candidates they preferred, respondents were asked: Do you think interracial marriage should be legal or illegal? When published, the results when straight into newscasts.

“Almost half of mississippi republicans think interracial marriage should be against the Not surprising in the same poll mississippi republicans think their governor, haley barbour, should be the gop nominee for president.”

And the blogosphere’s reaction was fast and furious. A Care 2 writer fumes...

“Since interracial marriage has been legal in Mississippi for less than fifty years, this poll result is even more depressing.  After all, the respondents weren't simply passing a moral judgment on interracial marriage, they were saying that they thought it should be banned outright.”

And a writer for The Stir takes it a step further, attacking the citizens of Mississippi.

“No, these survey results do not date back to the Civil War or Civil Rights Movement. They're from today, 2011. Are these people out of their minds, or is Mississippi stuck in some kind of hate-filled time warp? I tend to think it's more so the latter …”

Despite PPP being taken at its word - many are noting, the firm is not unbiased. The Daily Mail called the firm Democrat-affiliated- while the Antlantic Wire called it liberal-leaning.

(AOC)
And a writer for Discover Magazine dissected the numbers further, comparing the results to General Social Survey, a study that was repeated every year for 30 years until 2002. He says, the numbers don’t quite add up.

“By 2002 it was a consistent finding that less than 10% of Americans would accede to the proposition that interracial marriage should be legally banned. So the finding that 46% of Mississippi Republicans agree with that position, and that only 40% reject it outright, is somewhat curious.”

He goes on to break down the results by political ideology, noting that Mississippi Republicans who identified as “Very Liberal” or “Somewhat Liberal” were the most in favor of banning interracial marriage, which may have clouded the results.

“I think the liberal Republican opposition to interracial marriage in Mississippi is due to small sample size and mistaken responses. I really doubt there are very many liberal Republicans in Mississippi.”

Finally, Talking Points Memo takes a look at what these responses mean for presidential hopefuls in 2012.

“The poll also found that voters who thought interracial marriage should be banned liked Barbour, Palin, and Huckabee the most among the slate of potential GOP presidential candidates. Seventy-nine percent of those voters said they approved of Gov. Barbour's job performance, while 74% said they had a favorable opinion of Sarah Palin, and 73% viewed Huckabee favorably.”

PPP has said they also asked non-Republican voters the interracial marriage question,  and those results will be released sometime in the future. They also asked whether respondents believe the right side won the Civil War. 

 

 

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