Is it crime, lack of freedom, mandates or affordability? We’re seeing people flee blue states in record numbers heading to red states. New York experienced the second-largest decline in population (1.6 percent), followed by Illinois (0.9 percent), Hawaii (0.7 percent), and California (0.7 percent), where crime and homelessness are out of control in Democratic-run cities. Much of the population decline in blue states was attributed to domestic migration, with California, New York, and Illinois leading the way.
By contrast, nearly all of the states that boasted a significant increase in population last year were solidly Republican. Utah’s population grew by 1.7 percent, as did Montana’s. South Carolina grew by 1.2 percent, followed by Texas (1.1 percent), and Florida (1 percent)… READ MORE