The statue of the explorer in St Paul is the latest to be targeted by protesters amid scrutiny over his treatment of indigenous peoples and a wider debate on race.
"We became aware of the incident this morning and have immediately begun to engage experts to assess damage to the statue. We ask our Aggie community for peaceful discourse," Texas A&M President Michael K. Young told Newsweek.
The poll by Morning Consult and Politico was conducted amid continuing debates on the displaying of Confederate flags and monuments.
Protesters pulled the statue of Gen. Williams Carter Wickham from its pedestal in Monroe Park in Richmond using ropes.
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has demanded that the city of Birmingham pay a $25,000 fine for removing a Confederate statue in violation of a 2017 law aimed at preventing its removal.
"We're saying preserve something ... that's a slap in the face to black residents in this city, who are 74 percent of this city," Mayor Randall Woodfin said.
The University of North Carolina has agreed to pay a group linked with the promotion of racist ideas $2.5 million in a settlement for a lawsuit that is drawing scrutiny from lawyers.
Here in Virginia, we're tearing down the name of Jefferson Davis. Goodbye and good riddance.
There have been roughly a dozen reports of vandalism to Confederate monuments in symbols in 2019 already.
Trump has previously slammed the removal of such monuments, calling them "beautiful."
A member of the League of the South was arrested this week for violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia in August.
The monument would be erected on statehouse grounds.
Twitter users attacked Ivanka Trump in light of her father defending Confederate statues.
Two Confederate monuments, one of which celebrated a rebel general and possibly the Ku Klux Klan's first grand wizard, were removed Wednesday night in Tennessee.
Trump's lack of political qualifications would have sunk his political career if he were black, the author argued.
Some community members criticize the name change for the acronym spelling out the Confederate general's name
"Monuments are not how we record history—books are, museums are, Ken Burns 12-part miniseries are."
Many Ohioans apparently had no idea a marker commemorating the Confederacy even existed in the Northern state.
Yale University and a former State Representative in Georgia are pointing the way to healing in America as the debate over Confederate monuments rages.
"Washington and Jefferson are known for a lot of reasons," says Wood. "You only know Robert E. Lee because he fought to keep slavery."
President Donald Trump has again criticized the removal of Confederate monuments across the country.
A scathing Facebook post remained published for days as a conservative Mississippi lawmaker wasn't answering calls.
Confederate monuments need counter-monuments and appropriate interpretations – so that slavery is remembered