Louisiana residents overwhelmingly oppose Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s plan to remove four historical monuments in the city of New Orleans, as well as largely opposing Syrian Muslim refugees resettling across the state.
In a new survey by LSU today, Louisianians oppose the removal of Lee Circle and three other New Orleans by 73 percent. Another 49 percent favor the state issuing license plates that contain the image of the confederate battle flag when requested by individual drivers, and 44 percent oppose the practice.
The public opinion comes as city officials look to remove the monuments, following a New Orleans City Council vote where only one city council member voted against Landrieu’s proposal.
Additionally, roughly two-thirds of Louisiana residents, 68 percent, oppose allowing refugees from the conflict in Syria to settle in Louisiana. Only 24 percent favor having Syrian refugees settle in Louisiana.
That news comes after reports show that already three Syrian refugees have been resettled in the state, and the Obama administration ramps up admission for at least 35,000 Syrian refugees coming to the country in less than a year.