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Redskins poll: Just 1 in 10 want name changed

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In a blow to native American groups and many in the media, especially at the Washington Post, campaigning to change the name of the Washington Redskins, most Americans believe the 0-3 football team should keep its name, with only one in 10 demanding an immediate change.

According to a new national YouGov.com poll of 1,000, just 11 percent believe the 'Skins should find a new name. A firm 61 percent oppose that change, 17 percent said they support a change only if the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Braves changed their names, and 11 percent didn't have an opinion.

The reason: Most people don’t find the name offensive. YouGov.com found that 16 percent believe the name is offensive and 78 percent don’t.

Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.