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Poll shows more than half of Arizonans don’t want confederate monument removed

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This memorial to Confederate troops was erected in 1961 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, one of six monuments around Arizona. /Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times

A new statewide survey shows more than half of Arizonans don’t want to remove a monument to Confederate soldiers now located across from the Capitol.

The poll of 400 likely 2018 voters done for HighGround, a political consulting firm, found 51.5 percent said the memorial should definitely be allowed to remain. Another 10.3 percent said it probably should be kept in its current location.

On the other side of the equation, 26.3 percent said it definitely should be removed, with 6 percent saying it probably should go.

HighGround CEO Chuck Coughlin said what makes the numbers surprising is that monument supporters can’t simply be written off as Trump supporters.

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