New survey shows declining support for current Mississippi state flag

For the first time on record, support for the current Mississippi state flag polls less than a majority according to a new survey by Chism Strategies.

But those who want to keep the controversial banner still outnumber advocates of a new state flag. This recent polling shows a 16% change in public opinion over the last sixteen years.

Chism Strategies’ survey of voters in mid-September found that 49% of respondents favored the current flag while 41% wanted to retire it, with 10% undecided.