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Poll: A Big Majority of Americans Don’t Want D.C. to Be a State


OK, D.C. It looks like it's us against the rest of the country.

Only 25 percent of Americans think D.C. should become a state, according to a poll released today from right-leaning polling firm Rasmussen Reports. The question, however, was a bit leading, potentially skewing answers a bit: "The U.S. Constitution designates the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., as a federal district and not a state. Should Washington, D.C. be a state?"

The poll, which is paywalled, also found that only 12 percent of Americans think it would be good for the country to add more states. Forty-four percent think it would be bad for the country, while 24 percent think it would have no impact.

The poll surveyed 1,000 American adults and has a margin of error of +/-3 percent.

Well, at least we got shirts.

Image courtesy Josh Burch

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    Seems like the best solution for voting rights is retrocession with Maryland. Problem is I don't think either jurisdiction would vote for it.

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