Skip to comments.RASMUSSEN POLL: 375 TEXANS WOULD VOTE TO STAY IN USA (That is 75% of the 500 survey participants)
Posted on 04/17/2009 8:19:03 AM PDT by broken_arrow1
Texas Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted April 16, 2009
By Rasmussen Reports
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THIS IS NOT HEADLINE NEWS or STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT! Don't you see what a SHAM this survey is, which is based on ONLY 500 LIKELY VOTERS!
They didn’t call me... darn.
Oh my, your not questioning this are you? I think I should call DHS.
Btw I do not now nor have I EVER had any firearms....or knives...or pipes......or bad thoughts......
“Oh my, your not questioning this are you? I think I should call DHS.”
Don’t bother calling, I will just shout for DHS outside my back door.
I realize you are being sarcastic, but this may be exactly the reason 375 said "NO."
Given the climate that Obama has put out there in Ameica I wonder how many said no just because they didn't want any trouble from the feds?
What a poll. It looks like most of the respondents were bloggers on the Houston Chronicle website. Check out that POS blogsite sometimes at www.chron.com . Particularly check back for blogs by a guy who thinks he is Eric Clapton. His name on there is eljefebob. He has a Mini Me clone called desperado who thinks he is Clint Eastwood. They are the most vile liberal spewers in Texas. They delete posts all the time.
The poll must have been taken at the Chronicle or in Austin.
So basically 50% of THE USA needs to go underground.
Could they have made the sample size any smaller? maybe call 7 poeople. What a joke.
But another decade of Obama style policies of encroaching big government and massive debt that will have to be met with further confiscatory taxation will leave us with little choice.
It will cease to be the United States at that point.
The 2007 Population estimate in Texas is 23,904,380. Of a 23,904,380 group, a sample of only 500 was taken? On what planet is 0.002% a representative sample?
Next, who did he ask? Welfare recipients? employed? Illegal Citizens? Registered Democrats?
Add me to the list that wants out.
I am an American first, a Texan second. However, I have my breaking point, and it is edging closer to it.
Didn’t we just see this thread a little while ago? LOL...
But — on the issue presented here — when Texas lost the Civil War and was finally forced back into the union, one of the conditions for being allowed back into the union was that secession was no longer valid. And that’s the way it is now. Texas gave up the right of secession after losing the Civil War...
Texas will be the first to succeed. Others will eventually follow their lead. The grasshoppers have already outnumbered the ants, and the grasshoppers are still breading. This country cannot sustain itself. It's gonna blow.
For everyone else — to see the issue — beat to death in another *recent* thread... you can go here... LOL...
From what I read a looooooong time ago, there was a document that was never actually signed (or signed by someone who didn't have the authority?). Back then, it was considered a legal loop hole that would allow Texas to legally escape.
You said — Add me to the list that wants out.
I’ve heard of a few people moving to New Zealand... :-)
Well, I’m sure they had their “Baghdad Bobs” back then, too... :-)
The point is, a majority of Americans have VERY deep and serious problems with a fascist Federal government in Washington D.C. that is owned by Goldman Sachs and run by a bunch of metrosexuals who HATE 95% of the people who are Americans. Its all about them, folks. And, we have become their tax paying serfs. At some point, the shit hits the fan and the people decide enough is enough. Hopefully, this will happen in November of 2010 at the ballot box. But, I'm not holding my breath because every election seems to go 50/50 and then to the leftist courts for award to the Al Frankens of the world.
Ask yourself... do you want to be fellow citizens with people who think Obama and Al Franken are leadership material? I don't.
I'd move to Texas in a heart beat if it happened.
No problem. The 375 can move to Arizona, Oklahoma, Louisiana, or Mexico. Problem solved
They see us as their slaves. They force us to pay everyone else's debts before we even see our paychecks. It's as if they throw us a piece of bread twice a day and expect us to be happy about it.
it’s legit....just went here.
It gives you the sample size you would need for a given population. So for a 95% confidence and +/- 4% error you would only need a randomized sample of 600 people for a population of 27 million. Now the issue is, how did they get these 600 people?
Statistics is a beautiful thing.
You were saying — Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were Soviet states for “all eternity.”
And that was true for as long as there was a “Soviet Union”... But, as we all know the Soviet Union ceased to exist, as a result of *internally dissolving*... Once that happened, then various different states went their own way.
In this case, you still have a “United States” and a war was fought in which certain states *thought* they had a right to secede — but — found out that they did not have that right, and were forced back into the union and had to swear allegiance to that union and gave up the right to secede.
That’s the situation now.
BUT..., if the United States “internally dissolves” like the Soviet Union did, then all bets are off. As long as the United States exists, however, states will not be allowed to secede.
Well, bad as things are, leaving the Union is kind of a last resort, isn’t it?
Better to take back our country than leave it.
Plus the whole thing seems to have turned into a Rick Perry moment, and I can’t get very enthusiastic about that.
You guys should stop worrying about sample size. Polls are estimates. Nothing wrong with that. All the poll says is that roughly 1/4 of Texans would consider leaving the U.S. Maybe it’s really 30% or 20%. So what? It’s still a very big number.
“It’s gonna blow”
Want to see why graphically?
Look at this map. Absolutely amazing.
The government will have two choices. Soweto, where they shoot some citizens and then world pressure causes them to cave. Or, peaceful dissolution where we just go our separate ways. The world would LOVE to see the USA dissolve into smaller more manipulative states. Russia has already predicted our dissolution.
For those who still believe in the American Dream, though, you may want to start voting GOP. And, GOP... you may want to find some candidates with IQs above 16...
As fair as he is claimed to be (Rasmussen)... this is total BS. I may have been gone for a decade, but ALL of the voices I hear and talk to back in Texas support separating from the ‘union’... unless control from the people is put back into place like the original forefathers intended.
You said — Better to take back our country than leave it.
Plus, “Manifest Destiny” always had a nice ring to it, I thought...
If I lived in the great state of Texas, I would vote to Secede in a heartbeat.
I don’t think they will ever would pull this off, but if it seriously looked like they were, I would pack up before breakfast and be on my way to the hill country.
Heck, I am thinking of buying a Texas flag, as Old Glory came down January 20th and will not go back up until those traitors in DC are out of power.
About 3 years ago, I had gone on a cross country trip on one of my Harley’s. I met some very good folks all across this country during our month long travels. About 30 folks in Texas made my wife and I me feel at home and treated us like royalty.... I was most impressed. I was amazed at how much those Texans love their state and know it’s rich history.
When they say, “Don’t mess with Texas”..... they truly mean it.... and I think I now know why they insist on that.
He planted the seed. That's the important part.
They told me to tell you they will be over just as soon as they are finished interrogating my elderly parents and ransacking the house in search of white supremacist hate literature like The Bible and old church bulletins.
Eh... no thanks.
As a Texan, I can say the results are probably accurate. Texans do not want to secede from the Union. They love the United States of America. However, the nature of Texans is to do what must be done. If the situation in the country continues to deteriorate and the constitution continually subverted, then...secede we will if secede we must.
Don’t underestimate that 25%. That’s pretty big, considering S has not really HTF yet.
That interactive job loss map is incredible.
I’ve told family and friends back home that they ought to consider relocating to Texas because of the better economy and jobs situation here, but this map communicates it a whole lot better than I ever could.
As bad as it all seems to be, it’s interesting to note that the Southwest and Central states haven’t been hit nearly as hard as the Eastern states and California.
No coincidence there.
Don’t you be sending them up here to Oklahoma! We’ll either go with Texas or form another Indian Nation. By the by we already have a start on the Indian Nation thingy. Just look at the signs along the interstates, entering one Nation leaving another. There might be an out for us here.
That's pretty much how I see it, too. People here love this country with an uncommon fervor, but will "do what must be done", if it comes to it.
I wholeheartedly agree.
I see a lot of angry people on their high horses, cavalierly suggesting that we throw our great nation into the dustbin of history. That wounds me deeply.
Those advocating secession need to also consider the unintended consequences of political separation from the US. There are many.
The poll is asking the wrong question. The right question is whether or not Texas has the right to secede. A good followup question would be whether or not the necessary conditions justifying succession are close to being satisfied.
The U.S. Constitution does not expressly recognize or deny a right of secession. Accordingly, the argument for a right of unilateral secession begins (and pretty much ends) with a claim about the very nature of the Constitution.
That document, by the terms of its Article VII, only obtained legal force through the ratification by nine states, and then only in the states so ratifying it. Because the Constitution derived its initial force from the voluntary act of consent by the sovereign states, secessionists argued, a state could voluntarily and unilaterally withdraw its consent from the Union.
In this view, the Constitution is a kind of multilateral treaty, which derives its legal effect from the consent of the sovereign parties to it. Just as sovereign nations can withdraw from a treaty, so too can the sovereign states withdraw from the Union.
I’d bet that 75% of the 75% were illegal immigrants.