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We're glad the North won — sort of

Most North Carolina voters are glad that the North won the Civil War, although a lot of Republicans are bit ambivalent about the subject, according to a new poll.

Taken on the 150th anniversary on the beginning of the civil war,  the poll found that 48 percent are glad the North won the Civil War, 21 percent wish the South had won, and 31 percent are not sure. The survey was taken by Public Policy Polling, a Raleigh based firm with Democratic leanings.

Tar Heel Republicans are evenly divided on the question, with 35 percent glad the North won, 33 percent wishing the South had won, and 32 percent not sure. For Democrats, 55 are glad the North won, 15 percent wish the South had won and 30 percent are not sure. For independents and others 57 percent are glad the North won, 14 percent wish the South had won, and 29 percent are not sure.

The firm asked the same question in two other states – Georgia and Mississippi.

In Mississippi, 34 percent were glad the North won, 27 percent wish the South had won and 39 percent were not sure. (A plurality of Mississippi Republicans wished the South had won.)

In Georgia, 53 percent were glad the North won, 23 percent wish the South had won, 24 percent were not sure.

PPP surveyed 790 Georgia voters from March 31st to April 3rd for a margin of error of plus  or minus 3.5 percent; 817 Mississippi voters from March 24 to March 27th for a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percent;and 507 North Carolina voters from April 14 to 17th for a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent.


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Many Southerners refused to fight for the Confederacy

Many white Southerners refused to fight for the South, and many actually fought for the Union Army.  The blacks fought for the Union Army and quite well, too.  These polls are reflective of strong anti-slavery sentiments in the South that transformed into support for civil rights and voting rights as well as women's rights, minority rights and gay rights.  What is revelatory is the relatively weak support for the North now 150 years after Fort Sumter.  The Old South is dying, and the New South is rising.

At fournaught

FYI Lincoln was a Republican

As for the "War of Northern Aggression" I would point out that South Carolina fired the first cannon. That would be like the Japanese calling WW2 the “War of American Aggression” and completely glossing over Pearl Harbor.( I know Sumter was not a surprise attack)

Sherman’s March was the 19th century equivalent of Hiroshima the point was to break the enemies will to fight and ultimately save lives. Could you imaging the additional loss of life had the Civil War lasted another 4 years? As for WW2 it’s estimated that an invasion of Japan would have cost 1 million allied dead and wounded and 4 million Japanese dead.

Hey Skeptical Girl

I ain't a northerner, but you can still help my happy butts packs ;)

One of my favorite things

One of my favorite things about professional historians is that they refuse to engage in "counterfactuals" like this meaningless poll. What possible good is it to ask this question? The only benefit is if you wish to get people to admit they wish slavery still existed and that they wished most of the land and wealth was still concentrated in just a few families.

Then call me a Republican. 

Then call me a Republican.  But I'll have to call you a dumb-azz. 

horse hockey

Another liberal lie.  Pretty much NOBODY born and raised in NC (and I'm not talking about the kids of Northerners that came down here and spawned) would ever say they are glad the North won the War of Northern Aggression.  Anybody that feels that way can pack their (carpet) bags and hit 95-north.  I'll be happy to help their happy butts packs, and even buy them the first tank of gas for their Hummers so they can at least make it to the Virginia border. 

Don't come down here and tell me how I feel.  I'm really not in the mood.

 

North vs South poll

What a stupid, stupid poll!  Besides, how many people in NC are really from NC?  Same with GA and MS.  So many Northerners live in the South it's hard to tell who's who anymore.  It reminds me of that same ole conclusion that the media come to every year when it snows in Raleigh.  Oh, these Southerners don't know how to drive in the snow (forgetting that just because a car has NC plates, does not mean that the driver is FROM NC).  Equally as stupid is the comment that the Republican Party is the Confederate Party.  What a prejudiced, narrow minded way of looking at things.

The Republican Party is the

The Republican Party is the Confederate Party.

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