23 April 2009

One In Three Texans Wants Out Of Union

One in three people in Texas, and half of Republicans in Texas think that the U.S. would be better off if it wasn't part of the United States, 134 years after the end of the U.S. Civil War fought over that issue (a war prosecuted by the very first Republican President). Texas Democrats, in contrast, overwhelmingly favor remaining in the United States.

Do you think Texas would be better off as an independent nation or as part of the United States of America?

US: 61
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?

Approve: 37
Disapprove: 58

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.