Latest poll reveals 71 percent say Redskins should keep name

Nikko Villanueva – 4E Sports Contributor

Landover, MD, United States (4E Sports) – Langer Research for “Outside the Lines” conducted a poll which reveals that 71 percent of Americans think that the Redskins should keep their team’s nickname.

Meanwhile, the percentage who thinks that it should be changed tripled since 1992, according to ESPN.

The poll was conducted through landlines and cellphones with 1,019 American respondents.

Results show that 71 percent of the respondents do not find it necessary to change the Redskins moniker.

The results also show that 68 percent do not see how the team’s name is deemed disrespectful against the 9 percent who stated that it is very disrespectful.

The name will not be changed according to 54 percent of respondents while 42 percent believe it will.

Appeals to change the name of the team have been swarming as of late.

The Redskins got their trademark cancelled by the United States Patent and Trademark Office last June with a 2-1 ruling.

The basis of the ruling was because the team is “disparaging to Native Americans.”

The Redskins already appealed to the ruling and are optimistic that the decision will be changed in their favor.

A number of politicians also called for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to convince Reskins owner Dan Snyder to change the team’s name.

Attorney General Eric Holder, Sen. Harry Reid and former secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton were included in the list.

Even President Barack Obama said last year that if he’s the owner, “I’d think about changing [the name].”

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley posted on his Facebook page, “probably time” for the Redskins to change the nickname.”

The Redskins are playing at the FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.

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