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.
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