(PatriotWise.com)- According to a recent poll from the University of Virginia Center for Politics and the Project Home Fire, the majority of Americans who voted for President Donald Trump in the 2020 election want red states to secede from blue states.
A total of 52 percent of Trump voters agreed with the following statement:
“The situation in America is such that I would favor [Blue/Red] states seceding from the union to form their own separate country.”
Of the 52 percent of Trump voters, 25 percent “strongly agreed” with the statement.
Among those surveyed who voted for Joe Biden in 2020, 41 percent agreed with the same statement. And of those, 18 percent “strongly agreed.”
UVA Center for Politics Director Larry Sabato said that this poll reveals that the divide between Trump voters and Biden voters “is deep, wide, and dangerous.” Calling the scope “unprecedented,” Sabato said that this divide “will not be easily fixed.”
The poll was conducted from July 22 to August 4 among 2,002 people who voted in the 2020 election. The Trump voters and Biden voters were split evenly – 1,001 for each. Results have a margin of error of only +/-2.2 percent.
Among both Biden and Trump voters, the majority of each viewed someone voting for a candidate from the opposing party to be disloyal to the people respondents cared about. Fifty-four percent of Trump voters believe that, while 52 percent of Biden voters do.
Surprisingly, the poll also revealed that over 40 percent of both Biden voters and Trump voters favor abolishing the checks and balances built into the Constitution in order to give the President greater control. Forty-four percent of Trump voters and 46 percent of Biden voters want to blow up the Constitutional checks and balances, which is flat-out crazy.
What’s more, over 75 percent of both Trump and Biden voters agreed with the statement that Americans who support the opposing party are a “clear and present danger to the American way of life.”
While Larry Schack of Project Home Fire wants to figure out a way to bridge this significant divide and find common ground, the question is, can such a divide be overcome?