Do you think Texas would be better off as an independent nation or as part of the United States of America?
Independent nation: 35
Democrats: US 82, Ind 15
Republicans: US 48, Ind 48
Independents: US 55, Ind 40
Do you approve or disapprove of Governor Rick Perry's suggestion that Texas may need to leave the United States?
Democrats: Approve 16, Disapprove 80
Republicans: Approve 51, Disapprove 44
Independents: Approve 43, Disapprove 50
Source: Research 2000 Poll, taken April 20-22, 2009 (MOE +/- 4%).
By comparison, just under half of Puerto Ricans want to become a U.S. state, while only about five percent want to leave the United States.