Despite strong support from the Democrat-led chamber, a YouGov snap poll indicates that registered voters are split on whether Washington, D.C should be granted separate statehood (40%) or remain a federal district (41%). Three in 10 registered voters that took part in the snap poll said they (30%) are strongly opposed to the idea, while a quarter (25%) are strongly in favor.
The House proposal would tighten the boundaries of the nation’s capital around key government buildings, including The White House, Capitol Building, and Supreme Court Building. The remainder of Washington, D.C would become the nation’s 51st state with its own Congressional representation. This move would add two Senators to the US Senate and one Representative to the House.