ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio believes that a poll conducted by a liberal polling outfit that found that over 70% of the country is against a name change should “alarm” the Redskins.
He blamed the Redskins for putting the controversy “back on the front burner” by issuing a press release on Thursday that merely said the poll confirmed that “very few” Americans want a name change.
Public Policy Polling conducted the poll that found that 71% of Americans were in favor of the Redskins name while 18% were opposed. The Redskins released a statement saying the poll showed that “very few people” want the name to be changed.
Florio thinks a “close inspection of the results should that support for a name change is increasing, at a rate that should alarm the Redskins.” He cites the fact that nearly 20% wanted a name change in the poll, which was about 8 percentage points more than in other polls.