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The party of Lincoln narrowly supports Abe over treasonous slave owner

It’s half past 1971 Mississippi-time, but don’t tell that to the state’s Republican voters who, recent poll results show, are still fairly divided on whether Tom and Helen Willis should be allowed to marry.

[In] a hypothetical match up between Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, Lincoln would win out 55-28.  That’s largely because of Lincoln’s overwhelming support from Democrats, 76-10. He only narrowly edges Davis with Republicans, 45-36, and the match up is actually a tie with independents at 44%. …

Earlier this year we found that only 40% of Republican voters in Mississippi thought inter racial marriage should be legal but we asked it again on this poll and found 52% support for it with GOP voters- still a surprisingly low number but progress.  Overall 60% of voters in the state support inter racial marriage to 23% who think it should be illegal.

Not surprisingly, an overwhelming majority of white Mississippians support a constitutional amendment that would designate Colonel Reb as Ole Miss’ official mascot.

Among other findings, Mississippians named Pat Boone their favorite entertainer, “Donny and Marie” their favorite TV show and “Birth of a Nation” their favorite flick.

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