Redskins

New poll finds 90 percent of Native Americans not offended by Redskins name

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After years of controversy surrounding the Redskins name, The Washington Post released a new poll that finds 9 in 10 Native Americans are not offended by the name.  The poll surveyed opinions on the team name from more than 500 Native Americans across the country.

Redskins owner Dan Snyder responded to the poll in a statement, saying: "The Washington Redskins team, our fans and community have always believed our name represents honor, respect and pride. Today’s Washington Post polling shows Native Americans agree. We are gratified by this overwhelming support from the Native American community, and the team will proudly carry the Redskins name."

Snyder has adamantly said he will not change the team's name in the past, and it will be interesting to see how many of the pro-name change crowd react to the new information. Some prominent name change activists responded in the Post news story, dismissing the new poll.