New Poll Says Keep State Flag The Same
UNDATED (WCBI) Noted Opinion Research company Mason-Dixon Opinion Research has released its latest survey. This one gauges the states’s feelings about the Mississippi flag. Below is the survey results in their entirety as released by Mason-Dixon
A majority of Mississippi voters oppose changing the state flag by removing the Confederate battle ensign. Statewide, 55% are opposed to changing the flag, while 37% support doing so and 8% are undecided.
Not surprisingly, there is a large racial gap on this issue. Black voters (77%) strongly support removal of the Confederate emblem and white voters (71%) strongly oppose it.
A large majority of voters who identify as Democrats (63%) support the change. Those who identify as Republicans (75%) and Independents (50%) oppose it.
A majority of both genders oppose changing the flag, but opposition is much stronger among men (61%) than women (50%).
QUESTION: Do you support of oppose removing the Confederate battle ensign from the Mississippi state flag?
SUPPORT OPPOSE UNDECIDED
STATE 37% 55% 8%
Men 34% 61% 5%
Women 39% 50% 11%
White 20% 71% 9%
Black 77% 17% 6%
Democrat 63% 29% 8%
Republican 16% 75% 9%
Independent 45% 50% 5%
HOW THE POLL WAS CONDUCTED
This poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida from October 21 through October 23, 2015. A total of 625 registered Mississippi voters were interviewed statewide by telephone. All stated they were likely to vote in the November general election.
Those interviewed on land-lines were selected by the random variation of the last four digits of telephone numbers. A cross-section of exchanges was utilized in order to ensure an accurate reflection of the state. Those interviewed on cell phones were selected from a list of working cell phone numbers. Quotas were assigned to reflect voter registration by county.
The margin for error, according to standards customarily used by statisticians, is no more than ±4 percentage points. This means that there is a 95 percent probability that the “true” figure would fall within that range if all voters were surveyed. The margin for error is higher for any subgroup, such as a gender or racial grouping.
Democrat 218 (35%)
Republican 304 (49%)
Independent or Other 103 (16%)
AGE: 18-34 83 (13%)
35-49 180 (29%)
50-64 200 (32%)
65+ 161 (26%)
White/Caucasian 422 (68%)
Black/African American 187 (30%)
Other/Refused 16 (2%)
SEX: Male 301 (48%)
Female 324 (52%)
REGION: 1st Congressional District 152 (24%)
2nd Congressional District 144 (23%)
3rd Congressional District 162 (26%)
4th Congressional District 167 (27%)