Rasmussen Reports: American Voters Support Police over Violent Rioters
As the riots rage on, voters are starting to see through the madness of the left. The left, by far, defend and encourage Antifa and Black Lives Matter's riots across many US cities. Most American voters believe there is a war on police. Rasmussen conducted the poll that show the liberals anti-police agenda is not working.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters think there is a war on police going on. That’s up from 43% two years ago and up from a previous high of 58% in 2015. Just 29% disagree, while 12% are undecided.
Fifty-nine percent (59%) also support the adoption of a Blue Lives Matter law in their state that would make attacks on police and first responders a hate crime and increase the penalties for such attacks. That’s unchanged from 2016 when Louisiana became the first of more than a dozen states to adopt such a law. Only 25% oppose a Blue Lives Matter law where they live. Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure.
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of voters are concerned that deadly attacks on the police will lead to a shortage of police officers and reduce public safety where they live, with 44% who are Very Concerned. Thirty percent (30%) don’t share that concern, but that includes only 14% who are Not At All Concerned.
Whites (63%) are bigger supporters of Blue Lives Matter laws than blacks (52%) and other minority voters (49%). But blacks (84%) are a lot more concerned than whites (66%) and other minorities (70%) about a potential shortage of police officers in their community.
Following the assassination attempt on two Los Angeles County police officers this past weekend, most whites, blacks and other minority voters are in general agreement that there is a war on police in America today.
Republicans (80%) are twice as likely as Democrats (39%) to believe there is a war on police going on. Sixty percent (60%) of voters not affiliated with either major party agree. Democrats (45%) are far less supportive of a Blue Lives Matter in their state than GOP voters (79%) and unaffiliateds (55%) are.
Sizable majorities in most demographic categories worry that deadly attacks on the police will lead to a shortage of cops and reduce public safety in their community.
Since Black Lives Matter anti-police protests began this summer, attacks on police have increased. Sixty-six percent (66%) of Americans oppose defunding the police in the community where they live. Sixty-one percent (61%) believe violent crime is likely to go up in communities that defund the police. Forty-two percent (42%) of voters say there have been anti-police protests in their community this summer, and 48% of these voters say those protests have turned violent.