Poll: 71% in DC Do Not Find Washington Redskins Name Offensive

A majority of D.C.-area residents do not want to see the Washington Redskins name changed, according to a new poll.

Sixty-five percent of those polled rejected calls for the NFL team to change its name, according to a poll by the Republican-leaning firm Vox Populi, released Wednesday. Thirty percent said the name should be changed.

A growing number of lawmakers in recent months have called the Redskins name offensive and derogatory toward the Native American community, condemning both NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Redskins owner Dan Snyder.

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