A shocking new poll reveals that the majority of Americans now support NFL players kneeling to PROTEST the national anthem.
When Colin Kaepernick first kneeled on the football field, the majority of Americans were opposed.
The pledge of allegiance, American flag, and national anthem are supposed to stand above divisive political rhetoric.
They are reminders that we are ONE nation UNITED under God.
In the wake of George Floyd protests, it appears that the sentiment of the American public has changed.
Democrats, their allies in the media, and Hollywood elites have encouraged the protests, which have often turned violent.
Now, a new poll shows that Americans are supporting protests that disrespect the national anthem.
More details on this disturbing development below:
A lot can change in a few years.
If 2020 has shown us anything, it's that just one month can change everything.
The support for Colin Kaepernick-style protesting is a complete turnaround from public sentiment a few years ago.
The NY Post has details on the new polls:
What a difference four years makes.
Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who polarized the nation in 2016 when he knelt during the national anthem, now has the support of a majority of Americans, according to a new poll.
In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, 52% of Americans now say it is “OK for NFL players to kneel during the national anthem to protest police killings of African Americans,” a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows.
In 2016, only 28% of Americans agreed with Kaepernick’s stance when a similar poll was taken and the number only jumped to 35% in 2018.
Democrats strongly favored the right to protest, at 77%. Only 20% of Republicans, and 20% of self-described Trump voters, said yes. Along racial lines, 77% of blacks, 57% of Hispanics and 47% of whites answered positively.
It remains unclear whether this is a permanent shift, or if these results are due to sympathy with the peaceful George Floyd protesters.
The split among political lines should not be surprising.
Even 2 years ago, Democrats were more likely than Republicans to support protesting the national anthem.
Some polls suggest that support for Black Lives Matter has jumped by 28 percent.
The topic of George Floyd's death dominated social media for weeks.
The national media was able to turn it into wall-to-wall coverage even in the midst of a global pandemic.
The New York Times has more specifics on the public view of the movement:
American public opinion can sometimes seem stubborn. Voters haven’t really changed their views on abortion in 50 years. Donald J. Trump’s approval rating among registered voters has fallen within a five-point range for just about every day of his presidency.
But the Black Lives Matter movement has been an exception from the start.
Public opinion on race and criminal justice issues has been steadily moving left since the first protests ignited over the fatal shootings of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. And since the death of George Floyd in police custody on May 25, public opinion on race, criminal justice and the Black Lives Matter movement has leaped leftward.
Over the last two weeks, support for Black Lives Matter increased by nearly as much as it had over the previous two years, according to data from Civiqs, an online survey research firm. By a 28-point margin, Civiqs finds that a majority of American voters support the movement, up from a 17-point margin before the most recent wave of protests began.
The survey is not the only one to suggest that recent protests enjoy broad public support. Weekly polling for the Democracy Fund’s U.C.L.A./Nationscape survey shows a significant increase in unfavorable views of the police, and an increase in the belief that African-Americans face a lot of discrimination.
Perhaps most significant, the Civiqs data is not alone in suggesting that an outright majority of Americans agree with the central arguments of Black Lives Matter.
A Monmouth University poll found that 76 percent of Americans consider racism and discrimination a “big problem,” up 26 points from 2015. The poll found that 57 percent of voters thought the anger behind the demonstrations was fully justified, while a further 21 percent called it somewhat justified. Polls show that a majority of Americans believe that the police are more likely to use deadly force against African-Americans, and that there’s a lot of discrimination against black Americans in society. Back in 2013, when Black Lives Matter began, a majority of voters disagreed with all of these statements.
Of course, racism and prejudice are still issues that need to be addressed.
However, the media would use these issues as weapons in order to damage President Trump, even though he has been the best president for minorities in recent history.
Prior to COVID-19, President Trump created a strong economy that resulted in the lowest unemployment rates for ALL minorities ever recorded.
We can expect President Trump to hit this point home as he returns to the campaign trail!