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New Survey Says Voters Want Police To Crack Down On Violent Protests

Americans want the violent protests to end, but many Democrats disagree.


A new survey conducted by Rasmussen indicates that voters are ready for the violent protests to be brought to an end.

72% of all voters are concerned about the growing violence during protests. 

Of course, there is a partisan aspect to the results. While 75% of Republicans think police should crack down on the violence, only 31% of Democrats agree.

Americans are fed up with this nonsense, but the left wants the protests to end ‘when protesters decide’ to end them.

Here's more details on the survey from Rasmussen Reports:

Voters are ready for the police to put an end to the continuing violent protests nationwide. Most also say the protests will be important to their vote in the upcoming elections.

When asked which is closer to their own thinking, 50% of Likely U.S. Voters say the police should crack down on the protests to bring them to an end. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 38% disagree and believe the protests should be allowed to continue until the protesters decide to end them. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

There’s sharp partisan disagreement on this question, though. While 75% of Republicans and a plurality (47%) of unaffiliated voters think the police should crack down on the protests, just 31% of Democrats agree. Fifty-six percent (56%) of Democrats say the protests should be permitted to continue until the protesters want to end them.

Seventy-two percent (72%) of all voters say they are concerned about the growing level of violent protest nationwide, with 43% who are Very Concerned.

Sixty-two percent (62%) say the growing level of violent protest is important to their vote in the next election, including 35% who say it is a Very important voting issue.

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted August 10-11, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

The violent protests champion defunding police departments and using that money for social programs. But 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.

The majority of Americans are very concerned about the violent protests, as well they should be.

This should be a non-partisan issue, but the Democrats continue to either hate America, or choose to be in complete denial on what's going on. 

One thing is for sure. 

This violence is going to be the number one issue on most voters' minds come November.

For better or worse, it will probably determine the results.


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