Two-thirds of Republicans in the southern United States and 47% of West Coast Democrats want to split from the country and form their own nation, reveals a new Bright Line Watch and YouGov poll.
- A poll released on Wednesday by Bright Line Watch and YouGov reveals that a large portion of American citizens want their local region to secede from the nation, with
- Southern Republicans and West Coast Democrats make up the most unhappy with the current state of U.S. politics and culture.
- The Southern U.S. and West Coast expressed the highest desire to break free, but numbers were also high in the north and in mountain states.
- 44% of total southerners (Republican and Democrat) support secession, 66% of Republicans, 20% of Democrats, and 50% of Independents.
- On the West Coast (including Alaska and Hawaii), a total of 39% of Americans want secession, 27% of Republicans, 47% of Democrats, and 33% of Independents.
- In the north, 34% in total said they want to secede, 26% of Republicans, 39% of Democrats, and 35% of Independents.
- In the mountain states, 32% want to break with the U.S., 43% of Republicans, 17% of Democrats, and 35% of Independents.
WHAT’S BEING SAID ABOUT THE DATA:
- Bright Line Watch called the figures “distressingly high.”
- Data journalist Christopher Ingraham called it the “most disturbing datapoint I’ve seen in a while.”