Most Mississippi voters don't want the state flag changed, according to a poll by Mason-Dixon Polling.
The poll of 625 registered voters reached by both land lines and cell phones found 55 percent opposed to changing the flag, 37 percent supporting a change and 8 percent undecided.
Among blacks, 77 percent want it changed while 71 percent of white voters want it to stay as it is. There also is a divide by political party with 63 percent of Democrats wanting change and 75 percent of Republicans opposing change. Half of independents oppose a change and 45 percent support change with another 5 percent undecided.
Among men, 61 percent oppose change and 34 percent support it. Among women, 50 percent oppose change and 39 percent support it.
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Earlier this week, Ole Miss and the University of Southern Mississippi took the state flag down on their campuses.