September 19, 2014 10:54 am -

A Reuters/Ipsos poll indicates that a quarter of Americans are open to having their states secede from the union.

Some 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away, while 53.3 percent of the 8,952 respondents strongly opposed or tended to oppose the notion.

The urge to sever ties with Washington cuts across party lines and regions, though Republicans and residents of rural Western states are generally warmer to the idea than Democrats and Northeasterners, according to the poll.

Anger with President Barack Obama’s handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants drives some of the feeling, with Republican respondents citing dissatisfaction with his administration as coloring their thinking.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
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17 responses to 1 In 4 Americans Open To Secession

  1. crc3 September 19th, 2014 at 11:07 am

    I’m willing to bet most of these people live in the South….

    • William September 19th, 2014 at 11:18 am

      Why would you think that?

    • rg9rts September 19th, 2014 at 11:48 am

      Red states

  2. William September 19th, 2014 at 11:18 am

    I thought that issue was settled in 1865…but?

  3. mea_mark September 19th, 2014 at 11:25 am

    23.9% — That sounds familiar, is that the percentage of RWNJ’s in America?

    • juicyfruityyy September 19th, 2014 at 12:53 pm

      is that the percentage of RWNJ’s in America?
      Have to be. I don’t recall anyone calling me.

  4. rg9rts September 19th, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Mostly red states…..Go and find out that YOU are the ones that rely on the government teat from DC to survive.

    • Bunya September 19th, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      The people in the red states don’t know their welfare checks come from the government. Wait until they secede and the checks stop coming. They’ll be devastated to find out Jesus stopped supporting them.

  5. eddie1247 September 19th, 2014 at 11:51 am

    I think it’s a good idea, but when you create your own funny money currency that isn’t accepted by the United States maybe you can try bartering.

  6. tiredoftea September 19th, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Was there a test for them to define the word?

  7. juicyfruityyy September 19th, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    When they secede. Make sure they know what they are giving up. They will not be allowed to vote in our elections or use our services. The military is not theirs!! They pay for their own expenses. They build they own government. They will be arrested if they protest on foreign soil (our land). But I will be glad to see them go. Re-entrance would require a visa.

    • Dwendt44 September 19th, 2014 at 11:57 pm

      Many of the southern states, particularly Texas and Florida, have many military bases that will have to leave, as well as other government installations-think NASA.
      Those will move too. The lose to the local economy as well as the state economy would be a shocker if they bothered to think that far ahead.

  8. fancypants September 19th, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    The CEO of BitInstant, a Bitcoin exchange, has been arrested at JFK airport and charged with money laundering.

    Charlie Shrem, along with a co-conspirator, is accused of selling over $1 million in bitcoins to Silk Road users, who would then use them to buy drugs and other illicit items.

    Read more:


    better think of something other then bit-coin as your currency before you secede

  9. Abby Normal September 19th, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Personally, I would love to see them go and would encourage them to do so.

    • Vikki Schmitt September 20th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      I would love to live in a state without the hateful and whiny Republicans and teabaggers. Send them all South and put up a fence. No reentry. No more welfare, disability or social security and no more govt goodies like healthcare and infrastructure and disaster relief when big tornadoes and hurricanes level them. Let them be totally self sufficient, in every shape and fashion, completely unassociated with our govt. They are completely on their own and independent of the rest of us. Send them tomorrow, and thats not soon enough.

  10. jasperjava September 19th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Republican respondents citing dissatisfaction with [Obama’s] administration as coloring their thinking

    “Coloring” is a pertinent choice of words.

    • tracey marie September 19th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

      I thought the same thing