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20% of Americans back MTG's call for 'national divorce': poll

It also asked about the prospect of a respondent's state "seceding and leaving the United States to form or join a new country."

Published: March 17, 2023 7:56pm

Updated: March 17, 2023 8:21pm

Roughly one in five Americans agree with Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's call for a "national divorce," a recent survey revealed.

Greene proposed the idea in mid-February, suggesting a situation in which Republican and Democratic states would be free to pursue their own policies without the need for blanket legislation at the national level.

"We need a national divorce," she wrote in a Tweet. "We need to separate by red states and blue states and shrink the federal government. Everyone I talk to says this. From the sick and disgusting woke culture issues shoved down our throats to the Democrat's [sic] traitorous America Last policies, we are done."

Greene told "Just the News, No Noise" in late February that she did not advocate for a civil war or secession, contending that her idea was "more like federalism."

Amid mounting partisan tensions in the U.S., her proposal appears to resonate with some Americans. In an Ipsos poll released last week, 20% of U.S. adults indicated support for the idea, according to the Daily Mail. 

The survey asked respondent views on "a 'national divorce' where Republican-leaning states from a separate country from Democratic-leaning states."

The idea gained the most traction among Republicans, 25% of whom supported the idea. A further 20% of independents supported splitting the nation, while 16% of Democrats agreed.

It also asked about the prospect of a respondent's state "seceding and leaving the United States to form or join a new country."

Independents were the most supportive of the second prompt, with 19% backing it, compared to 9% of Democrats and 15% of Republicans.

Conducted between March 10-13, the Ipsos poll questioned 1,018 U.S. adults.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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