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37 Percent Of Mississippi Republicans Would Support Confederate Army in Civil War, Says Poll

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A new poll taken among Republicans in Mississippi shows that over a third would support the Confederate Army if the Civil War were fought today.

The survey by Public Policy Polling found that 37 percent of Republicans who voted in a recent GOP Mississippi primary runoff election would support the Confederate's fight for slavery. 41 percent would support the United States, but 21 percent of Republicans said they weren't sure who they would side with.

According to Talking Points Memo, 82 percent of Democrats would side with the United States, and 9 percent would support the Confederacy.

Sen. Thad Cochran (R), who won the GOP runoff in Mississippi against State Sen. Chris McDaniel, has 40 percent of the voters' support per the poll, while former Rep. Travis Childers (D) clocks in at 24 percent and 31 percent are undecided.

“Anyone who says it is an easy sail to victory for [Cochran], or anyone else, I would remind them that this seat isn’t owned by anyone but the people of the state of Mississippi,” Childers recently told Politico.com. “There are a lot of disenfranchised Republican voters out there.”

“I’ve had broad support before of Republicans, independents, my message to any Mississippi voters is you are welcome in our camp,” added Childers. “We have enough seats at the table… You don’t have to sit on the floor and you don’t have to eat crumbs.”

Sources: Public Policy Polling, Talking Points Memo, Politico.com (Image Credit: Daniel Schwen)

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