Skip to comments.Nearly Half Of Mississippi Republicans Think Interracial Marriage Should Be Illegal
Posted on 04/07/2011 6:45:19 PM PDT by rightcoast
Americans nationwide are evenly divided over the issue of same sex marriage. But Republicans in Mississippi are divided over a wholly different wedlock issue: interracial marriage.
In a PPP poll [pdf] released Thursday, a 46% plurality of registered Republican voters said they thought interracial marriage was not just wrong, but that it should be illegal. 40% said interracial marriage should be legal.
Gov. Haley Barbour, with a home state advantage in Mississippi, also topped PPP's survey of the GOP primary field at 37%, followed by Mike Huckabee at 19%, and Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich at 10%.
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To the headline: BS
It got us Obama, didn’t it.
I call BS and racebaiting
PPP is the pollster for Daily Kos and the DNC.
So, what do non-Republican Mississippians think? Odd poll to run. Unless you were trying to influence public opinion and smear Republicans.
Not good news.
They must have asked only black republicans.
I absolutely do NOT believe this!
Oh bullshit... we do not give a damn about who other people choose to love... but what we do REFUSE to do any longer, is to pay for the children that others wish to have and cannot support. That is the issue that matters and that issue transcends race.
The commie ‘RATS ain’t got nothin’ to pimp but race. This is bull****. Total bull****!
Not that tanning easily proves anything, but it does!
The absurd thing is, the way things are going, I'll probably be called out-dated and intolerant for even taking this position in a few years...
I think what the article was talking about was racial mixing as in white and black, not ethnic mixing with in one race.
Somebody better alert Moses.
This isn’t all that useful a statistic unless there are other states to compare it to, and some background information included as to in which states it’s most recently become legal. Breaking it down by race, and also comparing it to gradations of attitude might help too.
There was recently an interracial couple in Florida, if memory serves, where the woman was African-American, as were the two assailants looking to kill the man. They made it clear they attacked him because of that. I don’t know if those two would have been surveyed as thinking it should be against the law, but what they did was as bad as anything ever done in the South (or anywhere else), and I’d wager was far worse than anything in the heart of those Republican Mississippians who thought the old ways had some merit when looking at the results of all the new ways of doing and thinking about things.
Someone else also pointed out that taking a look at attitudes of Democrats in Mississippi on this should have been done too.
Hogwash... all of it.
Yep. Trying to racially smear Barber. I don’t want him anyway.
Before anyone get’s too excited.
Public Policy Polling is a Democrat Party polling organization.
It’s CEO Daniel Debnam is a big time Democrat party operative.
Just another example of Leftist Agit-Prop!
Natural born citizens are the original descendants after the ratification of the Constitution.
The 14th Amendment is illegal.
I am from Mississippi.
This got yanked the last time it was posted.
They’s miscegenated’ down there...they is!!
This sounds like a “punked” poll.
I would surmise that, if anything, voluntary inter-racial love affairs are marked by more, not less, consideration on how the marriage will do in the long term. It’s just not done on a casual fling, and would be less likely to produce virtual orphans.
Interracial marriage is one thing, but what about interracial SEX?
What’s scarier is that the people who have commented have fallen for the blatant race baiting and republican bashing, hook, line and sinker.
There are over a million registered republicans in Mississippi. PublicPolicyPolling ( an American Democratic Party-affiliated polling firm—source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Policy_Polling ) only polled 400 of them and 46% alledgedly are for banning interracial marriage. So, out of over a million reg repubs in MS, the liberals managed to find 186 that are for banning interracial marriage. Hey, I bet I can find more registered liberals than that in the closest prison I can find.
They forgot to mention the poll was of Black Republicans.
True — I bet it was leading questions like the Pew questionnaire
There is no "white" race. There are Caucasians who are Semites (brown), Dravidians (brown to nearly black) and Aryans/Indo-Europeans (white to brown to dark brown).
You going to run out and jail Clarence Thomas and his wife?
Wait, they polled every single Republican??? I bet that took a while.
Public Policy Polling (PPP) is an American Democratic Party-affiliated polling firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina. PPP was founded in 2001 by businessman and Democratic pollster Dean Debnam, the firm's current president and chief executive officer
'Nuff said? Ever wonder why they didn't do an equivalent poll to the Democrats? The Democrats remember the near-shellacking they got in 2010, and since all indications are that the shellacking will be real in 2012, they are doing their best to head Republican votes off at the pass; and to detour the 'moderate' vote by hook or by crook.
My Hanky, the Christmas Poo, says sometimes they're brown or greenish-brown also.
nah, that’s only the alien Aryans
Nah. He deserves a white wife.
Just as Obama deserves the wookie he’s married to.
Doubt it since black Republicans are more likely to marry outside of their race than any other group.
I don't know the stats, and don't know any republicans who think it should be illegal. If they did a survey asking only democrats, then, I reckon it would be much higher. From what I observed, more blacks are against mixed marriages than whites, so maybe they asked black republicans? Who knows?
This survey concluded that 85% of blacks were in favor of mixed marriages compared to 75% of whites:
Nah, I only are agin homosickuall types from agettin’ married. Tain’t right.
Obama wants to marry a wookie, he can.
There are plenty of us race mixers on FR.
You agree that interracial marriage should be illegal?