Most Americans Want Redskins to Keep Name

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins / AP

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins / AP


A vast majority of Americans want the Washington Redskins NFL team to keep its name, according to a new poll.

Seventy-one percent of respondents were against the idea of changing the Washington team’s moniker, according to Public Policy Polling.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Public Policy Polling revealed at the very bottom of its release that the country doesn’t have a problem when the team’s fans sing “Hail to the Redskins.”

Said the Democratic polling outfit, “one final issue we looked at on the poll: Only 18 percent of registered voters think the Washington Redskins should change their name to 71 percent who think they should keep it as it is. Republicans are particularly emphatic in their feelings on the matter, with 90 percent opposed to a name change and only 4 percent in support.”