US Voters Backing Secession

US Voters Backing Secession

It didn't end well last time, but support for secession and the breaking up of the United States is growing rapidly. Republicans and Independents are particularly in favour, as they watch with dismay as Biden policies wreck even further the America they once knew. But more and more Democrats in Blue states feel the same way.

Many breathed a sigh of relief when President Biden was elected, not for policy but for a reunification of the country after four years of tumult and fiery division under President Trump. But eight months into the new presidency, America's deep disunity might not be letting up. 

A new poll has revealed that political divisions run so deep in the US that over half of Trump voters want red states to secede from the union, and 41% of Biden voters want blue states to split off.  

According to the analysis from the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, 52% of Trump voters at least somewhat agree with the statement: 'The situation is such that I would favor [Blue/Red] states seceding from the union to form their own separate country.' Twenty-five percent of Trump voters strongly agree.

Meanwhile, 56% of Biden voters at least somewhat agreed with the statement 'There's no real difference between Republicans and Fascists' and  76% of Trump voters agreed with the statement 'There's no real difference between Democrats and Socialists.' 

The poll, published Sept. 30, was conducted from July 22-Aug. 4 and captured online responses from 1,001 Trump voters and 1,011 Biden voters. 

In June, a survey found that a whopping two-thirds of Republicans in the South favored secession, while nearly half of Democrats in the Pacific region and 40% in the Northeast felt the same. 

Support for secession is also considerable among independents in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions, where 43 percent say they would favor breaking away and forming their own country.

Late conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh warned in December of last year that the US was 'trending toward secession.' 

'I actually think - and I've referenced this, I've alluded to this a couple of times because I've seen others allude to this - I actually think that we're trending toward secession,' the rabble-rousing personality said on his show. 

'I see more and more people asking what in the world do we have in common with the people who live in, say, New York? What is there that makes us believe that there is enough of us there to even have a chance at winning New York? Especially if you're talking about votes.'