Anti-American protests ruined the NFL.
Millions of fans were turned away by the wretched acts of dishonor.
Now a new poll is highlighting what the mainstream media won’t admit.
Despite the waves of boycotts and declining ratings, the media paint the anthem protesters as heroes, giving Colin Kaepernick every humanitarian award under the sun.
But fans are far more split.
Virginians were polled on whether or not they would support a statewide ban on protesting, and nearly 50% were in favor of it.
A close, near 50/50 split among residents of Virginia was revealed when citizens were asked if they would support a statewide ban on students athletes being permitted to protest the country during the playing of the national anthem.
The poll released on January 16 by Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs showed that 45 percent of respondents said they would support a ban on students taking a knee during the anthem at government-supported schools. Meanwhile 50 percent said they would support the student protests and oppose such a ban. The remaining five percent said they were undecided, CBS 6 reported.
Upon releasing the poll results, Robyn McDougle, director of the Wilder School’s Office of Public Policy Outreach, noted that the state legislature had not proposed any such ban on protests. But the poll results, she said, shows that if such a ban were to be proposed, it would be a controversial issue.
“The national debate on the issue led us to measure public opinion on the hypothetical question,” McDougle said in a statement “And it shows that any such proposal would be controversial, especially in Northern Virginia and for nonwhite Virginians.”
These protests against the country metastasized from the National Football League to state colleges, primary schools, and amateur sports since 2016 when now-former NFL player Colin Kaepernick first took a knee to protest against the country, the flag, and our nation’s history.
The poll was taken from a random sample of 788 adults interviewed by landline and cell phone between Dec. 8 and 26. The margin of error was 3.5 points.
It’s important to remember that respondents were asked if they supported an outright ban. Among the 50% who don’t support a ban, it stands to reason that many of them are against anthem protesting, but believe a ban is unnecessary.
A Harris poll from last year showed that 77% of people were against protesting the national anthem.
The support for protesting the anthem is not strong despite tributes from the left-wing media.