Poll reports that 66% percent of Republicans in Kentucky and rest of South support seceding from country
Published 7:04 am Friday, July 16, 2021
A recent poll showed that 66% of Republicans in the South would support leaving the U.S. and forming a new country.
The poll, released by Bright Line Watch Wednesday, asked a variety of questions to respondents across the U.S. about the state of the country six months after President Joe Biden was sworn into office.
Among the questions about the politics, government and elections was a question about secession. The secession question was also asked in January when Biden started his presidency.
Southern voters were asked: “Would you support or oppose your state seceding from the United States to join a new union with Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina?”
In those states, 66% of Republicans said they would support leaving the U.S. Those sentiments were shared by 50% of independents and 20% of Democrats.
Overall, 44% percent of respondents in the South supported leaving the Union and joining a new country composed of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
The polling group also asked the question to other respondents in other regions of the country.
The group constructed five prospective new unions and inserted the relevant states for respondents into the question. For example, a participant from California in our survey was asked about joining a new union along with Washington, Oregon, Hawaii and Alaska.
Below are the regions that were formed in the poll:
Pacific: California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, and Alaska
Mountain: Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico
South: Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee
Heartland: Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, and Nebraska
Northeast: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia
The report cautioned that the survey results reflect initial reactions by respondents about an issue that they were unlikely to have considered carefully.