A robocall survey of 525 registered voters conducted Sept. 26 found 30 percent thought NFL players who took a knee during the playing of the national anthem should be fired, while 27 percent thought the players should pay a fine. The kneeling, which began with Colin Kaepernick as a silent statement against police brutality, spread through the league last week after President Donald Trump said team owners who saw players kneeling should "get that son of a bitch off the field." The robopoll also asked respondents about Trump's job performance, of which 49 percent approved and 45 percent disapproved. Trump received 58 percent of the vote in Louisiana.
The margin of error on the poll was 4.28 percent, with pollsters noting that landline-only polls can result in coverage error due to "the growing trend of minority and younger households without landlines."
SOURCE: UNO SURVEY RESEARCH CENTER.