Monday, September 14, 2015

Almost A Third Of Americans Could Imagine Supporting A Military Coup In The US

Via avordvet


For many Americans, a coup in which the military seizes control of the federal government is starting to seem like a refreshing alternative to the existing administration, according to a new poll.

Conducted by YouGov, a new survey has found that 29 percent of Americans could imagine a scenario where they would support a military takeover in the United States. A total of 41 percent could not imagine supporting such an event. And so while the coup-supporters are still decidedly in the minority, the fact that the option polls so highly is remarkable. This translates to 70 million Americans who are potentially ready to support a coup.

The survey results revealed a clear political divide. Republicans were more than twice as likely to rate a potential coup more highly than Democrats, with the two parties polling 43 percent and 20 percent, respectively.


  1. No thanks. I have a lot of respect for the rank & file, but don't see a big difference between the Pentagon and the Capital Building.

    David Martin

  2. That's because 95% of Americans don't know ANY one in the military.

  3. If against the current government, I believe the proper phrasing shuld be a "counter coup."

  4. Colonels and Corporals.

    1. When to shoot the Colonels.........................