Friday, April 24, 2009

48% of Texas Republicans Would Choose Secession

Remember last week when Texas Governor Rick Perry got all hot and bothered at a tea bag fest and started talking about secession?  Forward to this week, Daily Kos/Research 2000 ran a poll in Texas and asked this question:

QUESTION: Do you think Texas would be better off as an independent nation or as part of the United States of America?

US

IND

NOT SURE

ALL

61

35

4

MEN

57

39

4

WOMEN

65

31

4

DEMOCRATS

82

15

3

REPUBLICANS

48

48

4

INDEPENDENTS

55

40

5

Two things jump out at me.  First, the “All” number of 61-35 is nearly identical to the Real Clear Politics average for “President’s Job Approval,” which as of today is, 61.8 approve, 32.3 disapprove.  Second, look at that Republican number.  It’s split right down the middle!  Are Texas Republicans so bent that almost half of them would rather be their own nation than part of the United States?  Texas before all else, is that it?  That’s not very patriotic, now is it?

But, hey, if that’s what y’all want, I guess we’ll just have to go on without you.  Below is what Rachel Maddow said about it last night:

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