There’s a lot of talk of civil war. But there are a lot of things that happen before a civil war.
One of things is the different groups making it clear that they can’t co-exist and the cycle of repression and resistance. Consider that in light of these IGS numbers.
40% of Republicans say that they’re giving serious consideration to leaving California. Another 31% say they’re giving the idea some consideration.
Only 26%, a quarter, say they aren’t considering it.
Those are huge and disturbing numbers. If 71% of any other group were thinking about leaving a state, that would be news.
Here it’s buried underneath the usual ‘cost of housing’ stuff. (Sure, let’s raise some more taxes, pass more regulations and wait for housing to become affordable.)
Among those who call themselves very conservative, the numbers climb as high as 74%.
But it’s not just Republicans or conservatives who are sick of living this way. 55% of independents are considering an exit.
60% of independents cited high taxes and 43% the political culture.
59% of whites, 56% of Latinos and African-Americans were unhappy with the high taxes. 51% of whites, 40% of Latinos, 39% of Asian-Americans and 27% of African-Americans also hate the political culture. If the California GOP were even marginally competent, it could do something with that.
Who’s happiest in California?
The rulers of the one-party state, Democrats.
Only 14% are seriously considering leaving. Another 24% are giving it some consideration. 48% say they won’t move.
“For example, since 2013 the proportion of Democrats describing the state as one of the best places to live has increased fourteen points from 53% to 67%. Similar increases are seen among voters describing themselves as liberal in politics. By contrast,the proportion of Republicans who feel California is one of the best places to live has declined six points over the past six years from 29% in 2013 to just 23%, while among very conservative voters there has been a twelve-point decline from 31% in 2013 to 19% at present.”
In other news, ISIS doesn’t intend to move out of the areas it conquered, ravaged and pillaged either. Why would they?
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