A new poll shows the number of Californians who support peaceful secession from the United States has risen sharply since the question was asked in 2014. The election of Donald Trump is suspected to be the main reason as the poll was taken between the election and inauguration, but that still doesn’t explain why anyone keeps asking this dumb question every few years.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 23, 2017
One in every three California residents supports withdrawal from the United States. It’s unclear from polling if that number is higher or lower than the percentage of residents in the other 49 states who fully support the idea.
@Reuters More Americans dreaming of a country without California
— Kyle Chernoff (@titamarus69) January 23, 2017
@Reuters And most of the country dreaming of life without California
— Jeffrey Hickok (@jeffro418) January 23, 2017
@jeffro418 it's not the property we want to get rid of it's the people
— BBK989 (@ragen989) January 23, 2017
@Reuters Are they still here? Split from the Union and get off the pot.
— Dano (@danstormz) January 23, 2017
@Reuters can't leave soon enough for me
— Joan Wild (@jwildnp) January 23, 2017
It looks like there’s some Russian meddling at work, even here. Reuters reports that Yes California, “the quixotic campaign to remove California from the United States,” is run by Louis Marinelli, “a former conservative turned progressive who now lives in Russia.”
@Reuters Your dream is just across the Southern border. Make your dream a reality.
— Sgt. D (@theS0D) January 23, 2017
Not so fast, now. Even though the pollsters have managed to get the number up to a third, that leaves a sizable majority with no desire to go anywhere.
@Reuters Pretty much only the parts of California with ocean views. The rest of us are happy to be Americans, thanks very much.
— Giacomo57 (@GiacomoUSA) January 23, 2017
@Reuters we are dreaming of a state without Boxer, Feinstein, Harris, Newsome, Bustamante and Brown.
— BlakeBanner???? (@SocalBlake) January 24, 2017