A Third of Americans Agree With Marjorie Taylor Greene’s ‘National Divorce’ Call
Katelyn Caralle, Daily Mail, March 2, 2023
A surprising number of Americans agree with Georgia firebrand Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene that the United States needs a ‘national divorce’ where red and blue states would separate, and the federal government would be shrunk.
Thirty-four percent of the 1,000 likely voters surveyed by Rasmussen Reports said they agree with Greene – but still 57 percent disagree with the premise.
When broken down by party, Republicans are split on the matter with just a 5 percent margin of those who agree and disagree, while even 26 percent of Democrats say they agree with the pro-Trump Republican congresswoman.
‘We need a national divorce,’ the Georgia Republican wrote on Twitter last Monday.
‘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 woke culture issues shoved down our throats to the Democrat ‘s traitorous America Last policies, we are done,’ Taylor Greene insisted of Republican sentiment toward the opposing party.
A majority of Democrats – 67 percent – say they are against MTG’s idea, while 42 percent of republicans also disagree with her.
One-fourth of independent voters surveyed February 21-23 are in favor of a ‘national divorce,’ but 63 percent are against it.
Overall, 9 percent of all voters are not sure how they feel about the radical idea of splitting the country into Republican and Democratic states.
The last time the states separated based on ideology was the American Civil War which started on April 12, 1861 and ravaged the nation for more than four bloody years with an average of 500 deaths a day.
But the sheer fact that more than one-third of the country is open to the potential, shows the growing sentiment of resentment voters feel toward the opposing party.
A lot goes into deciding whether a state is red or blue – like recent elections, current leaders and historical voting records of those living 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. When just taking into account the 2022 Senate elections, 27 states voted red.
All in all, the country would be pretty evenly split, with a slight lean toward Republican states outnumbering Democratic states. The population disparity would be huge, however, with the denser populated states leaning Democrat and ones with more land mass but fewer people leaning Republican.