Poll: More than 1 in 4 Americans Would Consider Leaving If Trump Wins
A new poll by Morning Consult/Vox has revealed that 1 in 4 Americans would consider leaving the United States if Donald Trump becomes the next president.
The Hill reports:
Twenty-eight percent of those surveyed in the Morning Consult/Vox poll released Tuesday said they would likely consider leaving the country if Trump were president, while 65 percent said they would stay.
More than half of those who indicated openness to leaving the U.S. should Trump win in November reported that they are “very likely” to consider moving to another country.
Vox highlighted an ideological split among respondents: nearly half of liberals, 49 percent, said they’d consider leaving if Trump were president, while 12 percent of conservatives said they’d consider moving away.
Leaving the U.S. is not in Hillary Clinton’s future, with the Democratic presidential front-runner last week insisting the billionaire wouldn’t be president.
“I would never leave our country, but I would certainly be spending a lot of time yelling at the TV set,” Clinton predicted during an appearance on MSNBC.
Google searches for “How can I move to Canada” spiked early this month as Trump picked up a series of wins in his campaign for the Republican nomination. Five more states will hold elections on Tuesday.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently poked fun at a tongue-in-cheek campaign in Canada to attract Americans to an island off its Atlantic coast should Trump win.
“The fact is Cape Breton is lovely all times of the year,” Trudeau said to laughs at an event. “If people do want to make choices that perhaps suit their lifestyles better, Canada’s always welcoming.”
The Morning Consult/Vox survey of 1,994 registered voters, conducted March 10-13, has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.
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