According to a recent poll, nearly a third of Americans support the notion of a national separation between red and blue states, a proposal put forward by Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.
The idea suggests states with more conservative and liberal leanings should be separated. The poll’s findings have caused concern among some, who worry that such a proposal would further divide the nation along political lines.
Poll shows surprising support for national separation
A significant portion of the American population appears to be in agreement with Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s call for a national separation between red and blue states.
The idea behind the so-called “national divorce” was for the red and blue states to separate, with the federal government’s power being reduced in the process.
The poll results also found that Independent voters disagree with the idea of separation.
Last Monday, Greene took to Twitter to proclaim the nation needs national separation. She argued the United States should separate into red and blue states and significantly shrink the federal government.
According to her, this idea is widely supported by Republicans. She accused the Democrats of pushing a “sick and disgusting woke culture” and “traitorous America Last policies” that have alienated Republicans.
National Divorce is not civil war, but becoming a necessary reality because of our irreconcilable differences.
The federal government is a monster and has become a weapon of the left against the right. pic.twitter.com/OMnJ1DR8RJ
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) February 22, 2023
Americans receptive to idea of splitting country into red and blue
According to the Rasmussen Reports survey, 57 percent of the 1,000 voters who participated in the survey opposed Marjorie Taylor Greene’s vision of separation between red and blue states.
The breakdown by the party showed that 42 percent of Republicans and 67 percent of Democrats disagreed with the idea, while 25 percent of Independent voters were in favor of it, with 63 percent against it.
Greene had tweeted that the US needs to separate by red and blue states and shrink the federal government, citing issues with “woke culture.”
It is noteworthy that nine percent of all voters surveyed by Rasmussen Reports are unsure about their stance on the idea of splitting the country into Republican and Democratic states.
Marjorie Taylor Greene has called for a National Divorce saying the left and right in America have "irreconcilable differences".
Do you agree with her? pic.twitter.com/IyGgYFHTEA
— TEAM USA 🇺🇸 (@__TEAM_USA) March 3, 2023
It is important to remember the last time the country separated based on ideology was during the American Civil War, which began on April 12, 1861. It caused extensive damage to the nation for more than four years, resulting in an average of 500 deaths per day.
The fact that more than 33% of Americans are receptive to the idea of a national split illustrates the increasing feeling of animosity that voters harbor toward the opposing party.
Various factors such as recent election results, current leadership, and historical voting patterns of residents, determine whether a state is classified as red or blue.
Presently, Republican governors lead 29 of the 50 states, and in 24 states, Republicans have won three or four of the last four presidential elections. Specifically, for the 2022 Senate elections, 27 states were noted to have voted Republican.