As with just about anything she says, leftist Democrats were quick to pounce on U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) recently when she advocated for a so-called “national divorce” that would allow a deeply divided nation to realign according to political ideologies.
A number of critics claimed she had been calling for a civil war despite the fact that she specifically denied any such belief.
National Divorce is not civil war, but becoming a necessary reality because of our irreconcilable differences.
The federal government is a monster and has become a weapon of the left against the right. pic.twitter.com/OMnJ1DR8RJ
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) February 22, 2023
Several other prominent Democrats slammed GOP leaders in the House for refusing to condemn Greene’s rhetoric.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spokesperson Tommy Garcia, for example, claimed that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) sent “a dangerous message to conspiracy theorists and anarchists” by allowing the Georgia Republican’s comments to go unchallenged.
“Apparently, upholding and defending the Constitution is merely a suggestion to the House Republican Party,” he said.
As it turns out, however, Greene seems to have her finger on the pulse of many Americans on both sides of the aisle. Pollsters across the ideological spectrum have found evidence that a growing number of people would be in favor of separating the country based on partisan affiliation.
Jeremy Zogby of the polling group Zogby Strategies explained: “It’s across the board. It’s staggering to the extent it cuts across all demographics.”
He cited polling data that suggests “a sizable portion of the American public keeps a plan B in case all else fails,” adding: “While half of the public in the latter poll believe we’ll overcome the increasing partisan warfare, nearly one-third, cutting across major demographics, believe that the train may have left the station.”
“When tracking these numbers over time, it becomes clear a sizable portion of the American public keeps a plan B in case all else fails. While half of the public in the latter poll believe we’ll overcome the increasing partisan warfare — nearly one-third, cutting across major demographics, believe that the train may have left the station,” said Jeremy Zogby.
In some ways, the process is already underway as disillusioned Americans from Democratic-led states like California and New York continue relocating to more conservative states including Florida and Texas.
Similarly, the Battleground Poll has recorded a growing belief that the U.S. is becoming more divided. As the most recent survey results found: “When asked to rate the level of political division on a scale from 0 to 100 where 0 is no division and 100 is division on the edge of a civil war, respondents led to a mean score of 71.”