The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

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.

  1. Cap'n Kangaroo says:

    My question is: Of those supporting secession,how many could correctly identify all 50 states? And is it any different than the other 75%.

    • What? The moth is always drawn to the flame? says:

      Peeple are such shit heads. They are told of the panacea that will come if they support the radical-idea-of-the-month. And some fraction are all-in; with no thinking or examination of the idea.

      This idea originated in the minds of a bitter small tyrants, who upon realizing he will never ascend to the hallowed halls of power, seek to destroy the halls in order to rebuild the world in his tiny megalomaniacal image. Tiny Lex Luthers if you will, or even Martin Luthers.

      If succession was fulfilled, it would result in the current power brokers splitting off into smaller regimes, and then colluding to ensure that their joint power, influence, and money (Clinton) continues to grow. One World Government continues its steady march.

      Shit heads.

  2. Sir Shirgall says:

    Since it was only 33% that supported the American independence and subsequent Revolution, looks like it’s getting close! Revolt in the morning!

  3. AdmFubar says:

    i’ll vote to secede from democrats and republicans…..

  4. Silenus says:

    Some details, the Eastern parts of OR, WA, maybe CA should stay with the Homeland States.

    If such a large undertaking is not possible, we should still attempt to accommodate Texas’ desire to sever ties with the Union. There are two potential problems here:

    1. We would have to negotiate a way for Austin to stay in the Union, sort of like West Berlin.

    2. It may be difficult to come up with enough money to pay Mexico to take Texas back.

    • MikeN says:

      Yea, they need to expand it westward.

      The Hawaii part is actually close to happening with that horrible Akaka bill. It’s only a matter of time before you need a passport to go there.

  5. bobbo, we think with words, and junior Biblical Scholar says:

    Secessionist are by and large: pin heads.

    Indeed, we should “let” Texass go. As an independent country with minimum resources compared to Remnant USA, they would be easy to conquer.

    Then, as the bible says: we kill all the military age males, rape and sell the women into slavery, kiddies that are left into slavery or military schools.

    Yep….small countries. God made them for a reason.

  6. ECA says:

    <9000 people out of ?? 300,000,000
    not even 1%?
    .003% ???
    WOW, what a cross section..

  7. Obama's ISIL strategy immunizes their command and control against real attack says:

    I propose States without natural resources, energy or otherwise, but with plenty of sun and wind, become one with Washington DC and form their own super Statist paradise.

    Those states with natural resources be given to those who will develop them for the good of mankind.

    And because libs love illegal aliens so much, perhaps we can make a corridor from Mexico right to the breathless neighborhoods in DC who need them, to tend to their gardens and clean their homes.

    • bobbo, we think with words, and junior Biblical Scholar says:

      Alfie…I KNOW you didn’t think up “ISIL strategy immunizes their command and control against real attack.” Where’d you get that gem? Limbaugh? Fox? Leaked thru the tinfoil?….. Where????

      But seriously folks……..I really ……..I mean REALLY…. don’t understand why we just don’t stand back and let these camel jockeys fight it out among themselves. Bombing missions only to train our own troops.

      Its so unbelieveable… did I hear it right?==> the 1 Million Man Iraq army we spent One Trillion and 10 years training, when confront by the 8000 man ISIL forces laid down their arms and ran away?

      ……………..AND OUR PLAN: do it again?

      Something really stinks.

      • Marketing 101 says:

        Shampoo, rinse, repeat.

      • Egon Ruuda says:

        In the future we will look back at those expenditures as money well spent – Richard Bruce Cheney.

        I guess he was wrong.

      • ± says:

        Yeah. Thanx for hiring R/Ds.

      • Obama is setting US to Fail against ISIS says:

        ““In almost a month now, we’ve flown 176 sorties, and we ought to be flying a minimum of 200 targets, or sorties, per day. So it is piecemeal, pinpricks, and we are just immunizing the enemy. We are allowing Syria to be a sanctuary, and he hasn’t defined what his goals are…”-General Tom McInerney on the Kelly File

        Its elementary, the pin prick attacks do not degrade ISIS at all, but do warn and teach them how to avoid losing important assets to bombing.

        I understand most who see this as Obama’s incompetent, poll driven presidency.

        I do not, I see him as a Manchurian Candidate brainwashed by anti colonialist Marxism that seeks to enable America’s enemies, and take the country down into third world, impoverished status.

        He wrote a book on what he believes, “dreams from my father.”

        • MikeN says:

          Except that book wasn’t written by him. It is written by his bomber pal Bill Ayers, who put in all the anger and it is tough to say how much of the anti-imperialism is his vs Obama’s. That was the problem with the DSouza movie using this book to explain Obama’s rage. Ayers even used the same Odyssey parallels in one of his other books. Michelle is Penelope of course. But Obama’s girlfriend Circe is based on Ayers’ own girlfriend who was killed in a bomb blast. They even had the same ancestral home with a lake in the middle.

          • Obama is setting US to Fail against ISIS says:

            Not disputing your facts, only the premise Obama is such a dolt he’d allow a ghost writer misrepresent his beliefs, that he will then pretend he wrote.

        • MikeN says:

          In case you think I am imagining the Odyssey theme, note that there is a bald Iranian with a glass eye, and a green-eyed Joyce whose seductions Obama must resist.

      • Obama is setting US to Fail against ISIS says:

        ISIS is a threat, we should take them out, lift the KURDs up, support them in partitioning IRAQ so they can have their own country.

        The SUNNIs the other section, the Shia the rest.

        Joe Biden suggested that, and was ridiculed for it. But it might be the one time in his life, that he was right about something.

  8. Dick Four says:

    Sure, I can see people wanting a new government given the shitty one we almost all unanimously agree we have now (all incompetent and corrupt and all). I can even see them wanting to give the boot to their political rivals too. But given just how smart the general pubic is (more than half of whom can’t spell simple words or do simple math), I seriously doubt the majority who were polled even know what a secession even IS! Just look at who they VOTE for and WHY and you can immediately see the insanity!!!

    BTW, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again thinking there will be a different result.

    … And if any of these people were stupid feminists, I bet they thought you were asking if we should collectively cut the dicks off of the men in power (confusing “secession” for “circumcision” or something). 😉

  9. Peppeddu says:

    So now we are split the Unites States of America in four.

    Then each new country would have to pay in full for it’s own defense (army, navy etc)

    Each new country will be in a weaker position when dealing with foreign affairs, negotiating prices for goods etc.

    Russia and China will be very happy, as they will be able to do whatever they want to.

    ISIS will be glad we well, if they have the guts to square off with the United States, think about that they will do when the United States is no more.

    Good luck with that.

  10. Rich says:

    Regarding China et al taking advantage- I imagine splitting the country this way would make one of the fragments more powerful and able to defend against China economically and militarily than the complete and corrupt Union is able to now. Also I don’t know much about the northwest but I imagine the people of Oregon would blow a gasket before they would allow themselves to be lumped with California.

  11. MikeN says:

    Let the Northeast go. They are already paying twice as much for health insurance and they want their energy bills to go the same way.

  12. jpfitz says:

    Fine by me, all you southern states taking in more federal monies can starve. Take Mississippi as an example, the state is funded by federal dollars constituting almost fifty percent of the states revenue. It seems the uninformed tea party bone heads have been conned into hating BIG guberment sooo much that they have no idea how the money gets to their respective states.

    I, up here in the northeast am paying a ton of money on property taxes, and you don’t here us complaining. We actually have surplus tax dollars going to feed the states that want to succeed. Irony, oh the irony.

  13. jpfitz says:

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