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Friday, September 19, 2014

Scotland Decides UK is OK

The financial argument won the day in Scotland yesterday as voters just said “No” to seceding from the union.

However, secession is a serious option for some voters elsewhere, including America. Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession reports:

(Reuters) — The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.
Some 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away, while 53.3 percent of the 8,952 respondents strongly opposed or tended to oppose the notion.
The urge to sever ties with Washington cuts across party lines and regions, though Republicans and residents of rural Western states are generally warmer to the idea than Democrats and Northeasterners, according to the poll.