A new poll has found that the majority of Americans would not want to live in Minnesota.
“66% of voters — including a majority of all parties — say they would not want to live in a state that has increasing taxes, restricts legal gun ownership more strictly, allows abortion up to 9 months, allows minors to get gender surgery without parental permission, encourages undocumented immigrants, and allows felons to vote,” Harvard’s Center for American Political Studies in conjunction with the Harris Poll and HarrisX has found.
The study was released on June 16.
It also discovered that most U.S. voters want to reside somewhere that enacts laws that are more conservative.
“64% of voters want to live in a state that cuts taxes, encourages public charter schools, does not allow gender surgery for minors, and restricts most abortions after six weeks.”
The poll was conducted with 2,090 registered voters. 43% said they approve of the job Joe Biden is doing.
In April, DFL Gov. Tim Walz signed into law a bill making the state a “refuge” for gender-confused minors, while also banning therapy for persons seeking help with their sexual orientation. He also signed the Reproductive Freedom Defense Act and the Protect Reproductive Options Act, which guarantees the “fundamental right” to abortion through all nine months of pregnancy.
What’s more, Walz signed a pair of controversial gun control measures in May while also adding his signature to a bill in March that allows illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. The state also provides free college tuition to persons in the U.S. illegally.
Additionally, Minnesota has expanded voting rights to felons who are still completing their sentences while on probation or parole.
Democrats also passed a gas tax and metro sales tax increase along with a new delivery fee.
In an op-ed published for the Duluth News Tribune in January of this year, John Phelan relates that from 2020-2021, U.S. Census Bureau data showed that Minnesota lost nearly 14,000 residents to other states. From 2021-2022, almost 20,000 went elsewhere.
“DFL policy seems almost engineered to keep this outflow of Minnesotans going,” Phelan, an economist at the Center of the American Experiment, argued at the time.
Meanwhile, the Republican-dominated state of Florida welcomed from July 2021-July 2022 almost 445,000 new Americans, putting it at the top of total net migration.
GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is now running for president, has aggressively pursued policies that outlaw transgender mutilation of children, prevent LGBT indoctrination of kids in schools, and ban abortion as early as six weeks.
Minnesota’s DFL currently controls the State Senate by a slim 34-33 margin. They also hold a majority in the State House 70-64.
Stephen Kokx, M.A., is a journalist for LifeSiteNews. He previously worked for the Archdiocese of Chicago under the late Francis Cardinal George. A former community college instructor, Stephen has written and spoken extensively about Catholic social teaching and politics. His essays have appeared in such outlets as Catholic Family News and CatholicVote.org.