Poll finds majority of Trump voters want to secede from blue states

A poll conducted by University of Virginia (UVA) Center for Politics and the Project Home Fire found that the majority of those who voted for Trump want to secede from blue states.

Given the statement  “The situation in America is such that I would favor [Blue/Red] states seceding from the union to form their own separate country” 52% of Trump voters agreed.

25% strongly agreed with the statement.

41% of Biden voters also agreed with the statement.

Center for Politics Director Larry J. Sabato said in explaining the results “the divide between Trump and Biden voters is deep, wide, and dangerous. The scope is unprecedented, and it will not be easily fixed.”

Other findings:

— On one hand, roughly 80% of Trump and Biden voters view democracy as preferable to any non-democratic kind of government.

— On the other hand, more than 6 in 10 Trump and Biden voters see America as less a representative democracy and more a system that is run by and rigged for the benefit of the wealthy.

— Overall, more than two-thirds support — and one-third strongly — emboldening and empowering strong leaders and taking the law into their own hands when it comes to dealing with people or groups they view as dangerous.

— And their willingness to consider violating democratic tendencies and norms extends beyond the hypothetical and to a dangerous and alarming finding: Roughly 2 in 10 Trump and Biden voters — or more than 31 million Americans — strongly agree it would be better if a “President could take needed actions without being constrained by Congress or courts” (as extrapolated from the results of this survey). Roughly 4 in 10 (41%) of Biden and half (52%) of Trump voters at least somewhat agree that it’s time to split the country, favoring blue/red states seceding from the union.