According to a recent poll conducted by Zogby, 38.9% of New Yorkers have either already made plans to leave New York or are considering a move.
The NY Post reports that the primary reason for the move is high taxes:
“The survey, released this month by Zogby, found that 38.9% of voters are “considering” or already have “made plans” to head out, up five points from a month earlier. If even just half do, New York could lose millions of residents and enormous political clout, not to mention the tax revenue these folks pay.“
“Most notably, a stunning 36.7% say their top reason for wanting out is that taxes are “too high,” a gripe more people cited than any other. Even a quarter of “progressives,” 32% of “liberals” and 38% of “moderates” cite high taxes as their strongest motivation to leave.“
These are not idle threats
Because of the city’s crazy politics and harsh lockdowns, people have been leaving New York in droves over the past two years, and this has already resulted in the state losing a congressional seat because of the drop in population. READ: New York will lose one congressional seat under new Census data
People are abandoning California for similar reasons
According to a recent study conducted by UC Berkley, 50% of Californians are considering leaving the sunshine state.
Their study also provided the top three reasons why people are considering the move:
- High Cost of living
- Rising taxes
- Woke politicians
And these are not idle threats, as California’s population declined in 2021 for the first time in 171 years. READ: California nightmare: How high taxes, rampant crime, suffocating wokery, streets littered with homeless addicts, and years of liberal policies are blamed for ruining the Golden State… as thousands of families flee to Republican Texas and Florida AND List of companies leaving California grows, citing high tax burden, cost of living