Support for Texas secession increases significantly when faced with the prospect of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton becoming president.
According to a poll of 944 Texas voters by Public Policy Polling, 26 percent of respondents said they generally support secession while 59 percent said they oppose it.
But when asked whether they would support Texas secession if Clinton is elected president, 40 percent responded they would support secession, while 48 responded they would oppose it.
Broken down by political ideology, 41 percent of those who identify as “very conservative,” 30 percent of people who are “somewhat conservative,” 16 percent of “moderate” voters, 21 percent of people who are “somewhat liberal,” and 21 percent of “very liberal” people support Texas secession.
The poll shows 67 percent of people who are “very conservative,” 45 percent of those who are “somewhat conservative,” 28% percent of people who claim they’re “moderate,” 26 percent of people who are “somewhat liberal,” and 27 percent of people who are “very liberal” would support Texas secession if Clinton is elected president.
The Public Policy Polling poll was conducted from Aug. 12-14. The margin of error is +/-3.2%.