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Playinghardball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:31 PM
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Shock poll: 46% of Mississippi Republicans think interracial marriage should be illegal
Source: Raw Story
By Stephen C. Webster

new poll out of Mississippi finds that in a bastion of America's south, many Republican voters have tightly held onto the old, hateful views of race as a dividing line in society.

A full 46 percent of Mississippi Republicans said they believe interracial marriage should be illegal, according to the left-leaning survey group Public Policy Polling. Only 40 percent said they thought it should remain legal, with the rest unsure.

Republicans who said they were in favor of banning interracial marriages were most frequently supporters of Fox News contributor Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor (R) who quit half-way through her first term. Their least liked candidate was Mitt Romney, the former radio executive and Governor of Massachusetts (R).

Read more at: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/04/07/shock-poll-46-of-... /

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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:33 PM
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1. Maybe we should send every single republican
to Mississippi and then build a wall around it and let them be their own horrible country.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:41 PM
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4. Sorry, no can do
many NOLA people have (or had before Katrina) second homes on the Mississippi coast (which, I might add, is more purplish than the rest of the state).
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NotThisTime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:36 PM
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2. I don't find this shocking, I can think of a few other states that are
similar....
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:39 PM
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3. Leading the race to the bottom for a 3rd world country. n/t
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:42 PM
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5. Only thing that shocks me is that the percentage seems low.
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:12 PM
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15. I agree with you there.
I NEVER saw interracial dating my 25 years in Mississippi; interracial marriage was unheard of. I never met a conservative white who wasn't an out-and-out racist, either.
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Township75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:43 PM
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6. What were the results for Dems and Independents?
I didn't see that in the story. Do repubs stand out? If so, why not make it evident?
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:23 PM
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18. Polling was only for Republicans
This was primarily a Presidential Primary preference survey.
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:43 PM
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7. People need to hear this stuff.
Too many morons think that racism is a remnant of the past; they have no idea that this sort of attitude is still so prevalent.
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booley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:44 PM
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8. I am shocked
I didn't think it was that low.

Seriously though, this does not seem to be the norm anywhere else. I see plenty of inter racial couples, some quite old, here in the bible belt.

Racists are dying off. Let them and don't mark their passing.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:04 PM
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12. I wonder how racists will feel when they are the minority in this country. I wonder
if the racists expect to be treated as well as they treated people of color.
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:45 PM
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9. good gawd
it's the 21st century already people.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:55 PM
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10. i don't think humans should breed with republicans either.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:05 PM
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13. Exactly, the republicans are a regressive species with primitive minds. n/t
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:55 PM
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11. THIS is why you don't subject civil rights to a popular vote!
:mad: :mad: :mad:
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hayu_lol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:11 PM
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14. Prior to 1964, many of the southern states had laws that ...
made interracial marriage illegal. My first wife, 1/8 Miami indian, could not, in the 50s, be stationed in those states.

Back in the piney woods, laws don't mean much.
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nsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:13 PM
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16. One thing that's strange about this poll is the age breakdown.
The youngest group (18-29) is just as right wing as the oldest (>65) and considerably more right wing than the middle-aged groups (30-45 and 46-59). For example, on the interracial marriage question, the youngest group says it should be illegal (54% to 31%) as does the oldest group (56% to 30%), but the middle-aged groups disagree (38% to 48% and 39% to 49%). That's weird. Generally, young people wherever they are tend to more liberal.


The full poll results can be found here:
http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Release_MS_0...
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Codeine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:15 PM
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17. "Shock"? Not me.
Pretty much goes without saying.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:32 PM
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19. Not a surprise.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:38 PM
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20. I think it is time to do blood tests on all whites
I wonder if they would be surprised to find a little color in their blood
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:44 PM
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21. Think the SCOTUS settled that back in 1967.
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:51 PM
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22. No shock there
like said above, I'm shocked the number is so low. :shrug:
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Dawson Leery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:56 PM
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23. These same reactionary nuts are the first to scream
about "big government" telling people how to live their lives.
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:03 PM
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24. And ducks fly north in the spring....
:eyes:
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Life Long Liberal Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:06 PM
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25. Not too shocking to me. n/t
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:08 PM
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26. I'm shocked...considering it's Miss Repukes, I thought it be around 90%..nt
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RegieRocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:11 PM
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27. Duh poll!
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