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Most Trump Voters—and Almost as Many Biden Supporters—Would Support Secession

New poll confirms growing national support for a break-up

A new poll shows the majority of U.S. citizens who voted for President Donald Trump would support secession.

The Center for Politics at the University of Virginia found that 52% of Trump supporters and 41% of Biden supporters would support states seceding from the union along blue and red lines.

Roughly 2 in 10 Trump and Biden voters strongly agree it would be better if a ‘President could take needed actions without being constrained by Congress or courts,’” the Center for Politics found.

While the survey found that “80% of Trump and Biden voters view democracy as preferable to any non-democratic kind of government, more than 6 in 10 Trump and Biden voters see America as less a representative democracy.”

The respondents generally saw American democracy as a rigged system that benefits the wealthy.

The Center for Politics’s findings echo the results of a YouGov poll published over the summer which measured interest in secession both by political affiliation and geographic area of the country. At that time, 66% of Republicans in the Southern region of the United States supported a so-called “national divorce.” Similarly enthusiastic were Independent voters in the south at 50% as well as 47% of Democrats in the Pacific region.

At the time, BrightLine Watch, a self-described “initiative to monitor democratic practices,” noted “secession is a genuinely radical proposition.” 

Even so, the notion of a separation has recently gained some popularity.

State Representative Mike Sylvia proposed New Hampshire leave the union. He introduced the legislation in September, citing federal overreach.

“We are a donor state that pays out more in federal income taxes than what we get back,” Sylvia said. 

According to Mediaite, “President Joe Biden largely ran on a platform of reunification, and despite an effective six first months of largely positive approval ratings, recent missteps in Afghanistan, and a resurgence of Covid infections, which is — ironically, largely due to Trump supporters refusal to get a vaccine — have led to his approval being underwater.”

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article ran a headline that excluded the fact that a significant number of Biden supporters agree with the notion of a succession. 

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10 responses to “Most Trump Voters—and Almost as Many Biden Supporters—Would Support Secession”

  1. pandusa says:

    COS Convention of States. Sign the petition and/ or volunteer. As usual, it is gonna be the boots on the ground folks that make a difference…not the desk jockeys.

  2. pandusa says:

    Totally unnecessary .There is another way. The founding fathers did for see a power grab by the federal government and included a remedy in Article V- U.S. Constitution. Convention of States. COS. Don’t just stand there…DO something !

  3. Downtowngirl says:

    I voted for Trump and probably will again, but I disagree with all my heart secession. We can fix this nation, we just need more cojones to do it!!!!

  4. Wolv256 says:

    It doesn’t matter what we support, the Democrats will just rig any vote to get their way.

  5. Wolv256 says:

    Wake up! They don’t care about that. This is not about our safety. They don’t care about you. They don’t care about Covid. They don’t care about the vaccine. They care about power, manipulation, compliance, and dividing and destroying this country. China has compromised them to bring us down. Stop treating them like they are actually trying to do what’s right or good or care. Just say no, I do not comply, I’m not listening to you, and I am free.

  6. Wolv256 says:

    The sad truth is too much of the public are stupid fucking sheep. The Democrats constantly attack with lies, while we sit around and do nothing, so the sheep follow along. We must stand up and criticize and shame THEM! We have righteousness and truth on our side and they do not, we are just not fighting. We must fight back and make all the sheep listen to us, not them.

  7. Wolv256 says:

    We have had enough. I know we all just want to be left alone, but they will never stop. It’s time to wake up, man up, and stand up for your way of life. The time for being silent is way past over. Stop being a child and defend your country. They are weak and we are strong. They are vegan losers that cut off their dicks and we eat meat, lift weights, and have guns.

  8. Wolv256 says:

    Secession would just anger people more. Look, here’s the deal, we are right and they are wrong. There is no compromise with these people, no peaceful divorce, no apologies. Fuck these people. They get nothing! They are terrorists and traitors to this country and they have to leave MY home. I’m not conceding one inch. They do not get half of my country. Fuck them.

    We must crush these people, that is the only path forward. As much as we all hate cancel culture, we must fight back and exile THEM from society. Do not serve Democrats in your restaurants, stores, and bars. Do not hire Democrats. Do not date Democrats. Banish them completely from society. Make them feel shame for what they have done, they are the bad guys.

  9. Wolv256 says:

    Secession doesn’t solve anything. It’s not like all the Democrats magically move to blue states and republicans magically move to red states. I live in California and I fucking hate the Democrats and I’m not fucking moving. Maybe that would be the smart thing to do, but I’m not doing it. These assholes will not kick me out of my home. I will stand my ground. And I’m sure most others will too. Blue areas are only like 60/40 percent, it’s not like they are all Democrats there. Almost all areas are binary, not homogeneous.

  10. thejudge6060 says:

    Please share evidence that last of vaccination is driving covid infections. Areas with near 100% Vax rate are having outbreaks and the vaxxed can still spread covid. Despite a lower viral load, assuming this is true, the reduced symptoms mean they would unwittingly spread it more