And what's more, a growing number of Republicans, Democrats and political independents want it.
An eye-opening new survey found that Americans are so divided in certain regions of the country that many believe we ought to go our separate ways, as in -- they favor secession.
Conducted in June by YouGov in conjunction with BrightLineWatch, participants in each region of the United States were asked: “Would you support or oppose [your state] seceding from the United States to join a new union with [list of states in new union]?”
Pollsters talked to Americans of all political stripes in the following five regions of the country:
The results were nothing short of stunning, especially in the South, which is telling in and of itself.
GOP support for secession grew in the South from 50 percent in January to 66 percent in June, the highest percentage of GOP supporters in all five regions.
“Republicans are most secessionist in the South and Mountain regions whereas it is Democrats on the West Coast and in the Northeast,” the group noted. “In the narrowly divided Heartland region, it is partisan independents who find the idea most attractive.”
In the Northwest, some 47 percent of Democrats said they want out, the survey found.
“By this summer, we anticipated, political tempers may have cooled — not necessarily as a result of any great reconciliation but perhaps from sheer exhaustion after the relentless drama of Trump,” the organization continued in analyzing its findings.
“As the country turns 245 years old, Americans have reasons to worry about the state of their democracy,” Bright Line Watch noted.
“In June 2021, we surveyed a representative sample of Americans and an expert sample of political scientists on the performance of U.S. democracy, the threats it faces, and how their political representatives should address these matters,” the group added in a summary.
“We find deep partisan polarization in perceptions of what is right and wrong with American democracy and the steps that should be taken to fix it,” the group added.
“In addition, experts express reservations about current changes to election law at the state level. Still, we find some signs that Americans regard partisan attacks on election administration with skepticism.”
The pollsters also suggested that feelings about a national divorce weren't likely to change much at least in the near future.
“In the past six months, Democrats and Republicans have not budged in how they reward or punish prospective candidates for voting to certify the election and for Trump’s impeachment,” the assessment noted.
In fact, secession is gaining traction. Instead of support for “secession diminishing over the past six months, as we expected, it rose in every region and among nearly every partisan group,” the assessment noted.
Interestingly, the group said, whole political experts “broadly regarded Trump’s presidency as a threat to democracy,” the desire for secession "has risen dramatically among all political groups since President Joe Biden took office," USA Features News reported, citing the data.
The survey's results come as Joe Biden used the term "Civil War" recently to lie about GOP efforts at shoring up voter integrity following the 2020 election theft.
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