Juice would be spilled: What would Florida look like, divided into 2 new states?

Some South Florida politicians say they've been ignored long enough by North Florida. Now they want their own state.

The South Miami City Commission is urging the creation of a new state of "South Florida," in a symbolic resolution aimed at leaders in Florida's current capital of Tallahassee.

This secession-scenario is highly unlikely, since it would need approval by the U.S. Congress and Florida voters.

But The Associated Press crunched some numbers on the proposal, which would draw a state line running from above Tampa Bay to above Cape Canaveral.

South Florida would tend Democratic, with a wealthier and more diverse population. North Florida would tend Republican, with average wages 12 percent lower and twice as many churches per capita.