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.
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