66 MILLION in US back Marjorie Taylor Greene’s call for ‘national divorce’ between blue & red states
66 MILLION Americans want a national divorce
- Republican firefighter Marjorie Taylor Greene says US needs ‘national separation’ between red and blue states
- A shocking new poll shows that one-fifth of Americans agree with this idea
- Secessionist movements are alive and well in Texas and eastern Oregon
A shocking number of Americans agree with Georgia’s hackneyed representative Marjorie Taylor Greene that the US needs a “national divide,” with red and blue states splitting into two separate nations.
Twenty percent of American adults — representing about 66 million people — want to quit the 247-year-old union, according to a poll of about 1,018 American adults conducted by Ipsos last week.
Republicans are more interested in splitting the superpower than Democrats — a quarter of GOP voters want to break away and form a right-wing nation, compared to just 16 percent of Democrats.
The fifth of Americans wanting to split is far less than it takes to make it politically viable, but nonetheless shows how more and more conservatives and liberals are tired of sharing a country with each other.
Republican firefighter Marjorie Taylor Greene says US needs ‘national separation’ between red and blue states
Twenty percent of American adults — representing about 66 million people — want to quit the 247-year-old union
On President’s Day, Trump’s acolyte was decidedly unimpressed by President Joe Biden’s surprise visit to Ukraine, saying in a tweet that it was time for the US to be divided.
“We need a national separation,” the Republican from Georgia posted on social media.
“We need to separate by red states and blue states and shrink the federal government,” she insisted. “Everyone I talk to says this.”
“From the sick and disgusting issues of culture shoved down our throats to the Democrat’s insidious America Last policies, we’re done,” Taylor Greene emphasized Republican sentiment toward the opposing side.
Ipsos found that support for splitting was higher among men, those earning $50,000 or less each year, and those living in the south and west of the country.
There are no serious proposals in Washington to divide the country, but secessionist movements have gained momentum in some states in recent years.
A campaign to effectively secede rural eastern Oregon from the blue state and align it with more conservative Idaho has gained popularity, with politicians in both states expressing support for shifting the border.
A Texas state legislator introduced a bill this month to set up a referendum for voters to decide whether the state should explore the possibility of seceding from the US — a move known as Texit.
Americans are increasingly flaunting their differences on everything from gun rights to children’s trans ops. Pictured: A pro-choice activist debates 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 that parts of eastern Oregon should be merged with neighboring Idaho
Recent polls show deep polarization between red (Republican) and blue (Democratic) states. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Ga.) wants a “national divorce” between the two parties
Voters go to the polls to cast their ballots, but do most Americans want a “national divorce” as one poll indicates?
The last time the states split based on ideology was the American Civil War which began on April 12, 1861 and ravaged the nation for over four bloody years with an average of 500 deaths per day.
But the mere fact that one-fifth of the country is open to the potential shows the growing sense of resentment voters feel towards the opposing side.
There’s a lot that goes into 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 the 50 states are led by Republican governors, and 24 states have voted for Republicans in at least three or four of the last four presidential elections. Taking into account the 2022 senate election, 27 states voted red.
All in all, the country would be fairly evenly split, with a slight bias toward Republican states outnumbering Democratic states.
However, the population disparity would be huge, with the more populous states leaning towards the Democrats and those with more landmass but fewer people leaning towards the Republicans.