The Sons of Confederate Veterans issued a news release after Gov. Bob McDonnell's Confederate History Month Proclamation was so roundly hammered in the press. Gov. McDonnell was interested in promoting education and tourism. The shrill and vitriolic outcry over his omission did not surprise. Because of that, the SCV commissioned a statewide poll conducted by Conquest Communications. The results of the poll run completely counter to what the average person would expect. After years of media and academic attack, the average Virginian remains fair-minded about the history of the Commonwealth and the role of the Confederacy during the war and historically. It might also indicate that the average citizen is tired of the liberal drumbeat. The results of the poll will probably never be allowed to see the light of day in a newspaper but this is to let the media understand that they are not succeeding in diminishing Virginia's history with their revisionism.
Sons of Confederate Veterans