Two-thirds of Southern Republicans want to secede

Secession sentiments are common in states with dominant parties. In the northeast, Democrats are OK with it.

Christopher Ingraham at The Why Axis:

It sure is a good thing there aren’t any troubling historic precedents for what happens when large numbers of Southern conservatives, motivated in large part by a sense of grievance and victimhood, want to break away from the Union.

@kottke:

The headline here is that 66% of polled southern Republicans want to secede from the US, but really everyone wants to get the hell away from everyone else.

Ingraham:

Across the country, Bright Line Watch finds, people have more favorable views toward secession when their political party is dominant in their region….

In the liberal Northeast, for instance, Democrats are the group most supportive (39 percent) of secession. Ditto for the West Coast. In the Midwest and Great Lakes states, by contrast, Independents like the idea best, reflecting the divided politics of the region. And across the board, these numbers are trending upward.

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