The "Baja Arizona" idea has some fans, apparently.

An article in Thursday's Star outlined a political committee's plan to try to get Southern Arizona to secede and form a 51st state, perhaps to be called Baja Arizona.

In an online poll accompanying the story, votes were running 54-46 percent in favor of secession, out of 3,042 votes cast as of 9 p.m.

The poll is unscientific, but it's a large number of votes overall compared with other online polls we've conducted.

The two Democrats leading the effort say the Legislature has moved too far to the right.

The article had more page views and more reader comments than any other item on Thursday.