WASHINGTON (AP) - Four in five Americans don't think the Washington Redskins should change the team's nickname. That's according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
Some consider ``Redskins'' to be a derogatory term for Native Americans, and the team has faced a barrage of criticism for refusing to change it. Opponents recently launched a new round of legal proceedings intended to deny the team federal trademark protection.
But the poll conducted last month shows that nationally, ``Redskins'' still enjoys widespread support. Seventy-nine percent of Americans were in favor of keeping the name, and just 11 percent said it should be changed. Eight percent weren't sure and 2 percent didn't answer
There has been a slight drop in support since a Washington Post/ABC News poll in 1992 showed 89 percent backed the team's name.

Recent NFL Discussions

Carolina Wise Guy.....What? on Thu, Feb 2017 by Timmy1961
SUPER BOWL PLAY on Mon, Feb 2017 by MichaelF12
2017 NFL Draft Props on Fri, Feb 2017 by Blade
Handicapping Week 1 on Fri, Feb 2017 by Blade
Blade what time do you get up on Thu, Feb 2017 by Blade
Advertisement

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Krik Cousins Next Team Prop Odds Which team will Kirk Cousins be playing for in Week 1 of the 2017 NFL regular season?
Thumbnail Tony Romo Next Team Prop Odds Which team will Tony Romo play for when the 2017 NFL regular season begins? Oddsmakers have weighed in.
Thumbnail Taylor could be fit in Cleveland Could current Bills Tyrod Taylor be a fit for the quarterback-needy Browns next season?
Thumbnail Palmer, Fitz both returning for Cards The Arizona Cardinals will have their starting quarterback back for 2017, as Carson Palmer confirmed he will return to play next season.
Thumbnail AFC Championship Odds In no surprise, the Patriots are favored to win the 2018 AFC Conference Championship over the Steelers and the rest of the field.

NFL Team Pages