Poll: 40 Percent of Texans Support Secession if Hillary Wins


A new poll reveals that if Hillary Clinton were to win the election in November, 40 percent of Texans would support seceding from the Union.

Overall, Texans are so upset about the federal government that over a quarter of all voters (26 percent) would support leaving the United States regardless of the 2016 Election. Among Trump voters, that number goes up to 37 percent.

The poll also shows that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump leads in the Lone Star State with 44 percent of the vote to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s 38 percent. The Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll said that six percent said they were voting for Libertarian Gary Johnson; two percent polled said they were voting for Green Party candidate Jill Stein; and less than half a percent polled were for Evan McMullin. Ten percent of those polled were undecided.

Overall, 54 percent of Texans said they disapprove of President Obama’s job performance.

The PPP poll released Tuesday reports that “A Democratic victory in Texas this year remains a stretch.” It adds though, “but within the numbers there are signs of Democrats being positioned to become seriously competitive there in the years ahead.” The polling company said it was looking at the present Republican 63-33 advantage among seniors. They conclude “Older voters are overwhelmingly responsible for the Republican advantage in Texas, and generational change is likely to help Democrats become more competitive.” Growth in racial diversity, including what the poll calls “the state’s booming Hispanic population,” would also be responsible for “that generational change,” they said.

The poll shows that Clinton is unpopular in Texas and has a 36/59 favorability rating. Trump maintains a 40 percent favorability rating.

Trump voters agree with precautionary warnings that the election is rigged. If Clinton wins, a whopping 71 percent said that it would be because the election was rigged while roughly 40% of Texans overall would feel the same. The poll specifically reported that 40 percent of Trump voters “think ACORN will steal the election for Hillary Clinton.”

As reported by Breitbart Texas previously in May, Houston-based True the Vote discovered hundreds of cases of duplicated voter registrations in the Cleveland, Ohio area with approximately 30 percent of those findings caused by falsified birth dates and social security numbers provided by ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now).

After ACORN was formally shutdown, 18 employees were convicted or admitted guilt to committing election crimes, according to Fox News. As the Breitbart Texas article outlines, a large percentage of the work that ACORN engaged in has been officially questioned.

Besides the “ACORN” query, the poll contained another headline-grabber. It asked, “If the candidates for President were Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump, Independent Deez Nuts, and Independent Harambe, who would you vote for?” Harambe was the gorilla who was put to sleep after a four-year-old boy fell into the enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, as reported by Breitbart News. Breitbart has also reported that the Democratic polling firm has included a teenager named “Deez Nuts” in presidential polls in the past.

Forty-one percent of those polled called themselves “Republican,” 24 percent identified as “Independent” or “Other,” and 35 percent said they were “Democrat.” Thirty percent described themselves as “Moderate,” 29 percent said they where “Somewhat conservative,” 19 percent identified as “Very conservative,” 13 percent “Somewhat liberal,” and 9 percent described themselves as “Very liberal.”

Fifty-nine percent of those polled identified themselves as “White,” 22 percent were “Hispanic,” 12 percent “African-American,” and 6 percent identified as “Other.”

Lana Shadwick is a contributing writer and legal analyst for Breitbart Texas. She has served as a prosecutor and associate judge in Texas. Follow her on Twitter @LanaShadwick2.


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