January 07, 2014

Indian group miffed at polling company for not engaging in push polling

The Oneida Indian Nation "is refusing to accept recent polling that finds widespread, bipartisan support for the Redskins’ name." Why? Because Public Policy Polling didn't indicate in their question that the NFL team's name was offensive. Here's what PPP asked: “Do you think the Washington Redskins should change their nickname, or not?”

What would OIN have the question ask instead? Apparently something like "The dictionary says the term 'Redskin' is a racial slur; do you support Washington keeping that name for its football team?" Yeah, nice push polling there. The dictionary also says "gay" means "happy." So? And the actual history of the term isn't exactly what OIN claims.

OIN is just miffed that the public doesn't see things their way (71% of those polled supported keeping the name), which includes their fellow Native Americans.

Posted by Hube at January 7, 2014 12:17 PM | TrackBack

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So because the poll didn't word the question "properly," the OIN threw a tantrum? Like you said, they're just miffed that the public disagrees with them.

Posted by: Carl at January 7, 2014 02:12 PM

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