New Poll Finds that 3 Out of 5 Texans Want Secession If Clinton becomes President

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in these 2016 file photos.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in these 2016 file photos.

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 who support Donald Trump said they would support seceding from America if Hillary Clinton becomes president.

Data from the left-leaning polling firm shows that Trump leads Clinton by a margin of 50 percent to 44 percent in Texas. This is far from the landslide win for Mitt Romney in the 2012 election. Four years ago, Romney beat President Barack Obama 57.2 percent to 41.4 percent.

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 Trump supporters 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 the Disney film Aladdin. The survey didn’t ask if people knew Agrabah doesn’t actually exist.

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Source: Houston Chronicle | Will Axford