Sunday, February 27, 2011

Zata3 poll shows the depths of Barbour's race problem

Zata3, the polling firm of Brad Chism, recently ran a poll of African Americans in Mississippi. Question 4, quoted below, drew what has to be a rather troublesome response for Gov. Haley Barbour:
Q4. Governor Barbour recently refused to denounce a Southern heritage society’s proposal for a state-issued license plate that would honor Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. I’d like to read you three statements and get you to tell me which is closest to your opinion.

First statement: I agree with Governor Barbour on this decision. There is no reason for him to get involved in this matter.

Second statement: Governor Barbour made a mistake in this instance. But he is no racist.

Third statement: Governor Barbour is a racist.
1. Please press 1 if you agree with Governor Barbour on his decision not to denounce the proposal for a license plate to honor Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forest.
2. Press 2 if you agree that Governor Barbour made a mistake in this instance but that he is not a racist.
3. Press 3 if you think Governor Barbour is a racist
4. And Press 4 if none of these statements accurately reflects your opinion.

27% pressed 1, 18% pressed 2, and 54% pressed 3.

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