Majority of Americans say NFL players who kneel during the anthem are ‘not unpatriotic’ – CNN

Washington (CNN)A majority of Americans, by a 58% to 35% margin, believe NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem in protest are “not unpatriotic,” according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.

By a 53-to-43% margin, Americans say professional athletes have the right to protest on the playing field, though 51% of voters said they support the NFL’s new policy requiring players to stand.

The poll also found that there was a partisan split, with 70% of Republican voters saying taking a knee was unpatriotic, while only 11% of Democratic voters agreed.

Thursday’s poll was conducted from May 31 to June 5, partially after President Donald Trump announced that . . . (Read more)