Almost one-quarter of adults in America want their state to take drastic action

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The idea that the federal government has slipped too far into the swamp and it is time to get out of the U.S. seems to be gathering steam.

And while Texas is one state that has been talking about secession for some time, it’s not the only one.

According to one recent survey, about one-quarter of Americans say that they want their state to take drastic action.

Poll finds Americans primed for secession

The calls for Texas to secede are growing even louder than in the past, according to a new survey from pollster YouGov.

Many “Texit” supporters say that secession would help to stop the influx of illegal aliens from crossing their border. 

However, according to the poll, Texas is not the state with the most people wanting to secede – that award actually goes to the state of Alaska.

Approximately 36 percent of Alaskans polled said they’d support secession, while 31 percent of Texas residents said the same.

Other states include the liberal havens of California and New York, with 29 percent of Californians in favor and 28 percent of New Yorkers in favor.

Some other states with fairly high percentages supporting secession include Oklahoma at 28 percent, Nebraska at 25 percent, Georgia at 25 percent, Florida at 24 percent, and Washington at 24 percent.

On the opposite side of the highly contested issue is Connecticut, which had just 9 percent of respondents supporting the idea of seceding. 

According to pollster Taylor Orth, the survey, which included 35,000 adults, shows that there is “significant support” by many Americans to depart from the union.

Nationally, 23 percent of people polled said they’d like to see their state secede, with approximately 51 percent saying they oppose and 27 percent saying they were unsure.

Seattle Times writer Paul Roberts said that the rise in people supporting the secessionist movement is due to “political polarization, rising urban-rural tensions and riffs between states… and the federal government on issues like immigration and border security.”

Researchers found that younger adults support secession even more than their elders, and Republicans support the idea more than Democrats, regardless of where they live. 

The results of the poll are more likely due to a state’s size, population, and economy rather than politics.

Alaska leads the way

Alaska’s Independence Party has long supported an in-state referendum and supports issues like gun rights, homeschooling, and small government, so it’s not surprising that many residents there support the idea of secession.

However, scholars say that the U.S. Constitution doesn’t allow it. 

According to the poll, around one-quarter of respondents said states were allowed to secede under the Constitution.

One-third said states could not secede, and another four in ten said they weren’t sure.

When separated by party, Texas Republicans had the largest number of supporters, with 44 percent saying they’d like to see their state secede.

President of the Texas Nationalist Movement, Daniel Miller, said that secession would be the only way to get a “sensible immigration system.”

Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.