Writes Kirkpatrick Sale of the Middlebury Institute:
Bill Regnery, a long-time supporter of the secessionist movement, has sent me notice of a nationwide poll on popular support for secession as measured by a poll by the well-respected Public Policy Polling outfit of Raleigh, NC, that Wikipedia has described as “Democratic-leaning and accurate.” The poll, taken among 700 people in late November and issued on December 4, 2012, has a margin of +/- 3.7 points.
Here is a report he sent of the “interesting to remarkable” poll results, along with pertinent comments:
Secession is viewed positively/sympathetically by:
46% of Hispanics, 14 million, and 31% of whites, 49 million.
We need to crank this irredentist sentiment into our calculations.
50% of conservatives.
This is by far the most support from by far the largest group, 41 million, of ideological supporters. By comparison 19% of liberals, 14 million, fall into this category.
35% of women and only 29% of men.
We should discard the notion that women cannot be recruited.
50% of 18-29 year olds.
We need to hunt where the ducks are.
The lessons are obvious: Let’s go hunting.