Yesterday, we told you about Zillow's list of hottest markets to move to in the United States, and we made some speculations as to why people were moving to these areas.
Now some of that speculation is being confirmed as CNBC reports on the states that had the highest percentage of emigration (people leaving) in the year 2021 compared to the percentage of moves into the state.
New Jersey, Illinois, New York, Connecticut, and California all have more people moving OUT than moving in.
Why, exactly, would these super progressive and liberal states have so many people fleeing?
The CNBC reporter notes that all these states are "expensive" and have "high taxes," and people want "a less hectic lifestyle." But, as we discussed in yesterday's article, there are plenty of additional reasons to flee these states. Unreasonable Covid restrictions and surging crime are two other major factors.
Another thing that these states definitely have in common is leadership.
Every single state listed in the top 5 where people are leaving en masse is led by the Democrat Party.
I promise you, that is no coincidence.
As for states that have a higher percentage of moves into the state, Vermont is #1, according to CNBC. Vermont, with its free space, lack of restrictions, and strong Second Amendment support, isn't your typical Democrat state. If you were a rich Democrat wanting to flee a failing state, you might choose a place like Vermont.
The other states aren't surprises at all: South Dakota, where Kristi Noem has led the fight against Covid lockdowns, South Carolina, a Republican stronghold, West Virginia, and Florida round out the top 5.
Percentages aside, in terms of sheer numbers, Florida and Texas still reign supreme:
People are fed up with the way things are being handled by Democrats are running to red states by the millions.
And given Democrats continuing in their failed policies, it doesn't look like it will stop any time soon.
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