September 2016 – TEXAS – If Hillary Clinton became the President of the United States; three out of five Donald Trump supporters in Texas would support a bid by the state to secede from the Union, according to a new poll. Trump is leading in the state with 50% of voters, while the Democrat has 44% of voters, according to the survey released Tuesday by the Democratic pollster Public Policy Polling. According to the poll, 61% of Trump supporters would want the state to secede if Clinton became president. Overall, 40% of Texans would support secession if Clinton is victorious in November.
The survey found that Texans have an overall unfavorable opinion of both of the candidates, with 59% for Clinton and 53% for Trump. Trump’s lead is based entirely on him holding a 63% to 33% advantage among the state’s seniors, according to PPP. Clinton leads Trump among voters under 65 by a four point advantage. PPP, known for asking often humorous questions on surveys, inserted fictional candidates Deez Nuts and Harambe, the fallen gorilla who has achieved internet fame since his death, into a four-way poll. Trump received 47% of the vote, Clinton 38%, Deez Nuts 3% and Harambe 2 percent.
The survey was conducted August 12th to 14th among 944 likely voters int he state of Texas, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2%. Correction: The original version of this story misstated the poll’s findings. It found that three out of five Texans who support Trump would want the state to secede if Clinton wins the election. –Time
Adios US! There has been a growing movement for Texas secession over the past 7 years during the Obama Administration. As witnessed by Greg Abbots request to have Texas’s Gold returned from the Fed. Texas has the right to leave the United States as established in writing when Texas first joined the Union in 1845. This clause was the only way the United States could get Texans to agree to give up their sovereignty. But even with the escape clause, it was far from a unanimous vote. From the birth of Texas as the 28th State, Texans have been debating the possibility of secession. Today, support for secession has grown into record numbers and was just short of votes a few months ago from being on the ballot this 2016 election cycle. –UFP