Admittedly these are small numbers, but the trend is undeniable. Last year the Texas Nationalist movement nearly gathered enough signatures to place a non-binding secession vote on the GOP’s Super Tuesday ballot. After the 2012 election, the membership rolls for the Texas Nationalist movement grew by 400%, and 125,000 people signed a WhiteHouse.gov petition on secession.
On top of that, polls seem to show that secession sentiments are growing in Texas. A poll in 2009 found that 18% of Texans would vote to secede, but by 2014 a different poll found that roughly a third of Texans might support a secession movement.
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