Poll: Ga. Republicans Divided on Secession

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David Jackson, USA Today - THE OVAL blog

A new poll says Georgia Republicans are currently divided on an issue with roots in the Civil War: Secession.

In a poll of the Peach State, Public Policy Polling reported that 42% of Georgia Republicans say they would like to secede from the Union, while 42% "are opposed to the concept."

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Tom Jensen of PPP notes that he is skeptical of these findings:

"I doubt that many Republicans would really secede if they had the choice -- not that many people are signing the secession petitions -- but their willingness to say they would is a measure of how unhappy they are over the President's re-election."

In last month's election, Republican Mitt Romney carried Georgia over Obama with 53.4% of the vote.

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