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Confederate flag poll shows Republicans are increasingly supportive

That Republicans are more favorably disposed toward the Confederate flag than Democrats would come as a surprise to Abraham Lincoln, though not to anyone paying attention to the past two generations' worth of racial politics. But a fascinating Gallup poll shows that Republicans are actually becoming increasingly enamored of the flag over time:

This is true both in terms of overall sentiments and on the specific question of whether state governments should officially display the flag:

Another fascinating Gallup finding is that while the Confederate flag is more popular in the South, the regional gap in opinion is actually quite small compared with the partisan gap:

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