March 23, 2021: Thirty-five percent (35%) of voters nationwide favor making Washington, D.C., a separate state. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 41% are opposed and 24% are not sure.
Those totals include 17% who strongly favor the idea and 28% who are strongly opposed.
Fifty-two percent (52%) of Democrats favor the idea, while 61% of Republicans are opposed.
The survey also found that just 19% are following news on the topic very closely.
- ScottRasmussen.com, "35% favor statehood for Washington, DC," March 22, 2021.
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