46% of Mississippi Republicans say inter-racial marriage should be illegal, to 40% who say it should be legal, in a new PPP poll (and they’re a seriously legit polling outfit).
46% of these hardcore Republican voters believe interracial marriage should be illegal, while 40% think it should be legal.
And it seems Palin does better with the racist crowd.
Palin’s net favorability with folks who think interracial marriage should be illegal (+55 at 74/19) is 17 points higher than it is with folks who think interracial marriage should be legal (+38 at 64/26.)
Barbour is the GOP favorite in the state, unless you look at just the ban-inter-racial-marriage crowd, then Huckabee jumps to the head of the list.
If Barbour makes a bid for the White House, he would have home-state support. His 37% in an eight-candidate field puts him at almost a 2:1 advantage over the next contender, neighboring Arkansas’ Mike Huckabee, who earns 19%. Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin each get 10%, with Mitt Romney back at 6%, Michele Bachmann at 5%, Tim Pawlenty at 3%, and Ron Paul at 2%, with 9% undecided or preferring someone else.
Without Barbour in the race, Huckabee gets most of Barbour’s supporters, jumping up to 35%, followed by Palin’s 20%, Gingrich’s 18%, and Romney still way behind at 8%, and the others pretty much running in place. Romney has typically done poorly in Southernstate primary matchups in recent PPP polls, but this is his worst performance yet.
46% of these hardcore Republican voters believe interracial marriage should be illegal, while 40% think it should be legal. With Barbour included, Huckabee gets more support (22%) from the former than the latter (15%), as does Palin (13-6). The support for Bachmann (10-2), Gingrich (13-8), and Pawlenty (4-1) works the opposite way.
The south, and the Republican party, still have a serious racism problem. And Mississippi is at the head of the pack. And what’s really sick is that 46% of Republicans were willing to admit to a stranger (pollster) that they don’t approve of the mingling of the races. Imagine how high the REAL number is.