A new Gallup poll is reporting that a record number of Americans are wanting to leave the United States. Their destination? The Great White North.
The irony of this cannot be ignored. Especially when you consider how much of Trumps presidency has been focused on the amount of people who want into the U.S.
Now a record number of people are wanting out.
Overall, 16% of Americans said in 2017 – and again in 2018 – that they would like to permanently move to another country. These numbers are higher than the average levels during either the George W. Bush (11%) or Barack Obama administration (10%).
Historically speaking, the amount of people who approve – or disapprove – of the presidents performance usually reflects on the amount of people who want to migrate.
While the Gallup poll never asked respondents their political affiliations, they believe these statistics consists mostly of Democrats.
The poll also revealed that a record number of women also want to leave the country with 20 per cent saying they would like to do so. Comparatively, 10 per cent of women wanted to leave when Obama was president, and 11 per cent wanted to leave during Bush’s presidency.
Another notable statistic was the amount of low-income earners also wanting to leave America at record levels. With 30 per cent saying they would migrate if they could. That number was 13 per cent under Obama.