We love our polls on this website.
Here is another new poll out on Confederate monuments in North Carolina from Elon University which I believe is where Comrade Megan Squire is based.
“ELON — Nearly 60% of North Carolina residents say they prefer that Confederate monuments remain right where they are, according to a new Elon University Poll.
The survey, published Thursday, also found that a growing number of people want these statues and memorials removed from public spaces.
The new Elon Poll of nearly 1,400 N.C. residents found that 58% want Confederate monuments to stay in public spaces. Another 42% want them removed.
In November 2019, when the Elon Poll asked the same question, 65% wanted these monuments to remain while 35% favored removal. …
Support for removal was greatest among people with a bachelor’s degree or higher (52%), those between ages 18 and 24 (53%), Democrats (67%), Blacks (75%) and city residents (53%).
Support for retaining these monuments was highest among those with less than a bachelor’s degree (63%), people 65 and older (69%) and between 45 and 64 (64%), both Republicans (84%) and unaffiliated voters (62%), whites (70%), and residents of rural (68%) and suburban (60%) area …”
I see some interesting opportunities.
First, we notice that the preservation of Confederate monuments in North Carolina is much more popular than Donald Trump and the Republican Party.
Second, the issue is driven by education polarization which we have discussed at length on this website. It is urbanites with college degrees who want to remove Confederate monuments. It is rural and suburban voters without college degrees who are the most opposed to it.
Third, Independent voters agree with Republican voters on the issue. The issue resonates with the Center of the electorate in North Carolina.
Fourth, persuadable blacks do not support the removal of Confederate monuments. There are more blacks in North Carolina who oppose the removal of Confederate monuments than who vote for Republicans.
Fifth, Democrats are split on the issue while Republicans are united on the issue.
The Right would be stupid not to champion the cause of preserving Confederate monuments. After all, progressive activists and anarchists are waging a much broader war on American history now. They’ve made it crystal clear over the past year that attacking Confederate monuments is only the opening wedge in their holy war to erase the entire American past like the Taliban.