Election 2016 Poll

Poll: Trump Has a Big Lead Among Secessionists

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

A new poll conducted Public Policy Polling (PPP) found that Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by just 6 percent in the state of Texas, making it a closer race than typical "battleground" states like Virginia.

They also found that a not-insignificant portion of Trump's lead in Texas comes from secessionists.

If you look at the Presidential race in Texas only among voters who are opposed to seceding from the United State, Clinton leads Trump 54/41. But that's offset by Trump's 72/20 advantage with the secession crowd. If Clinton is elected President this fall, the Trump voters really want out- in that case 61% say they'd support seceding from the United States, to only 29% who would stick around.

PPP also found that 71 percent of Trump's supporters in Texas believe the election will be rigged and, among those, 40 percent of them believe ACORN will do the rigging.

ACORN was shut down 6 years ago.

Four years from now I expect to read another poll showing that a majority of Republican voters still believe ACORN is a thing.

  • David Greenberg

    Please let them go. I have frequently heard Texas referred to as a third world country.

  • mnpollio

    How ironic that Texans constantly caterwaul about how much they “love” ‘Murica and what “patriots” they are, and yet they consistently bleat about wanting to secede. That is some confusing kind of love and patriotism in Texas. Personally, I am not opposed to giving Texas back to Mexico, so long as we can build a wall (nod to Das Trump there) to the north of Texas to keep the majority of its deranged citizenry in there and not let them seep back into the U.S. to vent their spleen once they realize that they no longer have federal cash cows like NASA/military bases and an NFL team anymore (farewell, Dallas Cowboys) – just a handful of nasty, tantrum-throwing oilmen without the U.S. troops to protect their vaunted interests.

  • Badgerite

    They can always move to Mexico. If they’ll have them,

  • muselet

    Remember, children, those people’s votes count just as much as those of sane people’s.


  • Aynwrong

    “If Clinton is elected President this fall, the Trump voters really want out…”

    Don’t let the door hit ya on the way out.

    • Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!

      Texans will understand my version better. /snort

      • Aynwrong

        I’ll purchase their tickets while carrying their luggage and holding the door for ’em. Just as long as they GO!

    • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

      And don’t forget to build a Wall(tm) on your norther border, too!

      • Aynwrong

        If Trump gets elected we’ll need a couple of walls to keep the rational people in America.