Gallup: 64% of Americans Oppose D.C. Statehood

CNS News | 7/18/2019 | Staff
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(CNSNews.com) -- Although D.C. residents and some hard left politicos support making the District of Columbia the 51st state, a strong majority of Americans (64%) oppose the idea of D.C. statehood, reported the survey firm Gallup.

In its June 19-30 survey, Gallup asked, "Would you favor or oppose making Washington, D.C., a separate state?"

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Twenty-nine percent said they favored the idea and 64% said they opposed it. Eight percent had "no opinion."

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, a left-wing Democrat, has introduced a bill to make D.C. a state. Next week, the House Committee on Oversight and reform is scheduled to hold a hearing on D.C. statehood.

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"For 218 years, residents of the District of Columbia have lived in our country as American citizens without equal representation or equal self-government,” said Norton. “I am particularly grateful to Chairman Cummings for his leadership in pressing forward with the necessary hearing on our D.C. statehood bill to enable our...
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