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New poll shows majority of Mississippians support changing flag

On February 7, 1894, the Mississippi Legislature replaced the American Civil War era Magnolia...
On February 7, 1894, the Mississippi Legislature replaced the American Civil War era Magnolia Flag with a new design that incorporated the Confederate battle flag in its canton.(WLOX)
Updated: Jun. 24, 2020 at 2:21 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A new poll shows for the first time, Mississippi voters support changing the state flag.

Mississippi Economic Council says the poll, done June 16-18, showed 55% of likely voters support changing the flag as opposed to 41 percent who want to keep it.

Just 18 months ago, a similar poll showed 54 percent supported keeping the flag while 43 percent wanted a change.

The poll was done by Tarrance Group, who has an “extensive history in Mississippi,” the MEC says.

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