66 MILLION Americans want a ‘national divorce’: New poll shows growing number support Marjorie Taylor Greene’s call for split between blue and red states
- Republican instigator Marjorie Taylor Greene says US needs ‘national divorce’ between red and blue states
- Shocking new poll shows one-fifth of Americans agree
- Secessionist movements are alive and well in Texas and eastern Oregon
A shocking number of Americans agree with Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene that the United States needs a ‘national divorce’ where red and blue states split into two separate nations .
Twenty percent of American adults – or some 66 million people – want to quit the 247-year-old union, according to a poll by Ipsos last week of some 1,018 American adults.
Republicans are more inclined to split the superpower than Democrats — a quarter of GOP voters want to break away and form a right-wing nation, compared to just 16% of Democrats.
The one-fifth of Americans who want to separate is far below what is needed to make it politically viable, but nonetheless shows just how tired more and more conservatives and liberals are of sharing a country with each other.
Republican instigator Marjorie Taylor Greene says US needs ‘national divorce’ between red and blue states
Twenty percent of American adults – or some 66 million people – want to quit the 247-year-old union
On President’s Day, Trump’s sidekick was decidedly unimpressed by President Joe Biden’s surprise visit to Ukraine, saying in a tweet that it was time the United States was divided.
“We need a national divorce,” the Georgia Republican posted on social media.
“We have to separate the red states and the blue states and reduce the federal government,” she insisted. “Everyone I talk to says that.”
“From the sick, disgusting woke culture issues that were shoved down our throats to the treacherous policies of the Democrats’ last America, we’re done with it,” Taylor Greene insisted of Republican sentiment toward the opposing party.
Ipsos found that support for splitting was highest among men, people who earn $50,000 or less each year, and those who live in the south and west of the country.
There are no serious proposals in Washington to divide the country, but secessionist movements in some states have gained momentum in recent years.
A campaign to have rural eastern Oregon effectively split from the blue state and join more conservative Idaho has gained traction, with politicians in both states voicing support for moving the border.
A Texas state legislator this month introduced a bill to hold a referendum for voters to decide whether the state should explore the possibility of seceding from the United States – a decision known as of Texit.
Americans are increasingly showing their differences of opinion on everything from gun rights to trans surgery for kids. Pictured: A pro-choice activist argues with a pro-life counter-protester at a rally in Washington
Secession on the Agenda: A general view of a sign at a local business proclaiming the need to join parts of eastern Oregon with neighboring Idaho
Recent polls show a deep polarization between red (Republican) and blue (Democratic) states. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Ga.) wants a ‘national divorce’ between the two parties
Voters are heading to the polls to cast their ballots, but do most Americans want a “national divorce” as a poll suggests?
The last time states separated on the basis of ideology was the American Civil War which began on April 12, 1861 and ravaged the nation for more than four bloody years with an average of 500 deaths per day .
But the mere fact that a fifth of the country is open to potential shows the growing sense of resentment voters feel towards the opposing party.
It takes a lot to decide whether a state is red or blue — such as recent elections, current leaders, and historical voting records of those who live in the jurisdiction.
Currently, 29 of 50 states are led by Republican governors, and 24 states have voted Republicans in at least three or four of the last four presidential elections. Considering only the 2022 Senate elections, 27 states voted red.
Overall, the country would be fairly evenly divided, with a slight lean towards Republican states outnumbering Democratic states.
The population disparity would be huge, however, with states with more populations leaning towards Democrats and those with more land mass but fewer people leaning towards Republicans.