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Poll: One-fourth of Republicans want their state to secede

As you read THIS, don’t forget that we’re talking about members of the political party that fancies itself the citadel of American patriotism:

PPP’s first post election national poll finds that Republicans are taking the results pretty hard…and also declining in numbers…

Some GOP voters are so unhappy with the outcome that they no longer care to be a part of the United States. 25% of Republicans say they would like their state to secede from the union compared to 56% who want to stay and 19% who aren’t sure.

One reason that such a high percentage of Republicans are holding what could be seen as extreme views is that their numbers are declining. Our final poll before the election, which hit the final outcome almost on the head, found 39% of voters identifying themselves as Democrats and 37% as Republicans. Since the election we’ve seen a 5 point increase in Democratic identification to 44%, and a 5 point decrease in Republican identification to 32%.

Another angle to consider in all of this is that these secessionist Republicans no longer can honestly recite the Pledge of Allegiance in its entirety, as we explained HERE a few weeks ago.

 

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5 Comments

  1. dogrescuer

    If the bible belt states were to actually secede, the average IQ in this country would greatly increase, not to mention the huge improvement of the gene pool!

  2. Brian Opsahl

    True, and all those red States are welfare States that us blue States have to carry for those lazy,free stuff people,right to work for less States. Why should we pay more than they do..!!

  3. Jeremy Cantrell

    Look at Austin, TX…whom answered the 100k+ people whom wish to secede with a 200k+ petition to secede from the seceding State, should they move forward with the secessionist movement.

    There are bastions of intelligence amongst the masses.

    http://www.austinchronicle.com/blogs/news/2012-11-14/dear-obama-if-texas-secedes-can-we-stay-with-you/

  4. JRM_CommonSense

    The adage “America Love it or Leave it” does not mean that those who decide to leave it get to keep all the land and “stuff” that they got from America. It just means, if you don’t like it just get the hell out and leave us alone.

  5. Logikal1

    AMEN! Let ‘em go! What’d happen say, if we let ‘em take Texas for their own if they promised to leave quietly? ALL those billion-dollar federal military bases’d leave. All those corporations in Houston, Austin, etc? Gone (who do you think they’ll hit up to pay for roads, schools, etc? BUSINESS!) Meanwhile the rest of us wouldn’t have to pay out for hurricane relief efforts, for oil spills, for their drastic lack of water…the list is endless. PLUS they’d lose access to the Hoover Dam Hydroelectric grid (or we could charge ‘em an arm & a leg for every kilowatt .)

    Social Security wouldn’t have to pay them benefits, saving >$80B a yr, we wouldn’t have to pay out Medicaid or Medicare; we wouldn’t have to guard the border with Mexico. The savings are endless. Congress’d also lose a lot of dead weight & maybe we could get some real work done w/o the religious fanatics & far right loonies. There is NO downside for us – at all.

    Gads! Go! Hurry!!! Let us help you pack ! The rest of USA will wave goodbye & say “don’t let the doorknob hit you on the way out!”

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