Three out of five Texans support secession if Hillary becomes president

by Will Axford, Houston Chronicle  |  published on August 17, 2016

If anyone needs proof that the presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton truly is dividing the country, they should look to Texas.

According to poll results from Public Policy Polling released Tuesday, three out of five Texans said they would support seceding from America if Hillary Clinton becomes president.

The left-leaning polling firm learned Donald Trump leads 50 percent to Hillary Clinton’s 44 percent after polling Texans. According to the polling results from PPP, only one out of four Texans support seceding from America generally. But when faced with the possibility of a President Hillary Clinton, a majority of Texans said they’d rather leave.

PPP is known for asking offbeat and sometimes humorous questions. In December, the firm discovered 30 percent – about one out of three – Republican primary voters supported bombing Agrabah, the fictional Arabian city from Aladdin. The survey didn’t ask if people knew Agrabah doesn’t actually exist.

  • Bob

    Need to get over this one. It ain’t 1860 anymore. Running away from trouble is a Liberal move, not Conservative and against our values. Americans don’t become refugees when the going gets tough. We pull up our pants, grab our “protection” and get on with it. (Libs can’t do this because they are against personal protection and can’t pull their pants up)

  • Climax

    If that happens it will open the door for more states to move in the same direction. Texas did retain it’s ability to separate from the USA when as it’s own country it did join the Union. When we have these kinds of feelings toward a particular person, HRC, it is easy to see that the feelings are spread across the Union and why she should not be elected. The only reason she stands a chance is that Trump is acting like a nitwit half the time. If he changed to be more of a diplomat and concentrated on the problems at hand, on diplomacy, and our economy he would win in a landslide.

  • justinwachin

    The federal government learned a long time ago that the best way to keep people in line is to give them money. Older citizens would not support secession because it would cut off their social security and medicare. Those receiving government entitlements would not want to secede since it would cut off their food stamps, medicaid, or other welfare checks. Federal tax dollars pour into road projects all over the nation.

    Yes, I can see how Hillary would make lots of people want to secede from the United States. Whenever those people think about all the stuff they would lose they will back down and be satisfied with grumbling about the government.

    I’m aware the money comes from government or from future generations, but for most people they see government money as a gift and will not want to see it disappear.

    • Jim Heath

      The money that the Feds “give” to the people they take from the people first. Government is not the source of money. The governed are.

      • justinwachin

        I mistyped the last paragraph. You are correct. The money ultimately comes from the people. At some point the money created out of thin air will have to be dealt with. More than likely citizens will find each of their dollars has less buying power. In the end the people still get stuck having to pay.

        But, the people getting the money sees it as coming from government. Most people don’t connect their taxes with the government payout they receive.It’s amazing that so many people still fall for this tactic.

  • Ken says

    Will Chicago/Cook County support secession when King Bo moves back in January so he can have his own Kingdom? The rest of Illinois hopes….

    • Climax

      He won’t move back to corrupt Chicago. He already has a retirement place in he Mideast where he and feel like a King and will feel very comfortable.

      • Ken says

        His goal is to be King – moving back to Chicago is the perfect opportunity and removing it from the USA is a win win for the rest of the Country.

  • Lorraine E

    hillary Benghazi clinton is a member of all of the groups which appoint all heads of state world wide. The chances of Donald Trump becoming the next president are nil to impossible. Texas would be doing the right thing for the citizens of their state to secede from the union if she is appointed as the next commander in chief. Oklahoma has already declared that they are a sovereign state and that is another option of shielding their citizens from a corrupt government. The states can also join together and create Countermand Amendments to exempt themselves from illegal actions taken by our corrupt federal government.

  • Bruce R Haskin Sr

    Would accept my application for citizenship?

  • SD of AZ

    And I will be moving to Texas to join em.

    • Ken says

      I would too except my ex moved to Texas looking for a rich Texan so I’ll settle for Panama ( she doesn’t like to fly anywhere)

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      • Climax

        Panama or Costa Rica, they are both great for Americans.

        • Ken says

          Many friends – not only from the USA have moved there.

    • Sickofit

      Me too!!

  • Dr. G

    If they do, there won’t be enough room for Americans requesting asylum regardless of how big Texas is!

    • used_to_be_a_liberal

      Actually there would be enough room, you can search this out. The population of the planet could be placed into the state of Texas, granted it would be crowded, but another 250 million or so could be very comfortable. Infrastructure, fuel, housing, etc… could and would be handled, let the Federal Government come and take all their stuff out, and they could keep their money too. Besides, after all the left-wits leave, there would be more room for people with commonsense. Innovation, along with free-enterprise, and entrepreneurship would flourish, problem solving would be the key to innovation.

      • Dr. G

        Hmmm . . . then, after the US goes belly-up a la Greece (and NO other nation would bail them out) real America can return and clean up the Liberal Progressive Fascist mess!

        • used_to_be_a_liberal

          yup, that is about it

      • Steven Holbrook

        Let’s not get ahead of ourselves kids, I’m born and raised a Texan, we’re not going for ‘everybody head to Texas’…… Sorry, we gotta respect those of us that belong here.

        • used_to_be_a_liberal

          ah, gee whiz, golly gee, hey wait a second, how about a major make work project. Texans can build a super duper high rise apartment building, that can house 150 million people.
          Just set aside a few thousand acres, include all the amenities, then no-one would have to leave the compound, leaving plenty of room for oil and cattle.

  • I Seigel

    I’m one of them, too. And I’m not even from Texas. What a TWO-FER that would be in November: a Hillary win AND to get rid of the Whine Star State. Of course, they won’t be able to take all the US military bases with them, or NASA, or any of the other things built and paid for and maintained with US taxpayer money. I’m sure they know that, though, and they probably wouldn’t want to keep any of those things paid for by the US Government (aka American taxpayers) anyway. So I probably didn’t have to mention it.

    And THEN build the wall. Eastern border of New Mexico, southern border of Oklahoma, western border of Louisiana. GLORIOUS!!

    • Tom

      They can put the wall around Louisiana , because we would be with them. Actually, most states would probably follow. Then you can go find your natural gas somewhere else.

      • I Seigel

        That’s funny!!! LOL! Basically you’re saying that the only thing we’d miss if Texas seceded was their natural gas!!??!! Yeah, I think that’s about right. We’d have to go all the way to North Dakota to get it!! Hahaha! And I heard there might be a little in Canada, too!! Boy, you’re a piece of work!! LMAO!!!

        • Jamison Frances

          As are you!

          • I Seigel

            Ooooh, what a zinger! LOL!

  • Marilynn Reeves

    I’m one of them

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