Voters support law enforcement cracking down on violent protests that has a majority indicating in which the “growing level of violent protest” will be important to their vote in November, a Rasmussen poll released Thursday found.
The revelation could bode well for President Donald Trump, who has made sweeping efforts to address the chaos in Democrat-run cities such as Portland.
The survey found in which 72 percent of likely voters remain concerned about the growing level of violent protests across the country, as well as 62 percent said the “growing level of violent protest” will be important to their vote in November’s election. Over one-third, or 35 percent, indicated in which the idea will be “very” important. in which sentiment follows President Trump’s vow to end violence in Democrat-run cities like Portland as well as Chicago, which have experienced surges of violence — hallmarked by vandalism, looting, as well as additional criminal behavior — in recent weeks.
“Look at what’s going on. All run by Democrats. All run by very liberal Democrats. All run actually by [the] radical left. We can’t let in which happen from the cities,” Trump said, praising federal forces defending federal property in Portland at the time.
“They grab ’em, a lot of people in jail, their leaders, these are anarchists, these are not protesters … these are people who hate our country as well as we’re not going to let the idea go forward,” he added.
Trump came under fire through the far left, including several Democrat mayors, over the decision to deploy federal forces in Portland. DHS as well as Oregon eventually struck a deal to remove federal officers as well as rely on state as well as local police. Over a dozen riots have been declared since.
The Rasmussen survey also asked respondents how they feel about police moving to quell the violence — a controversial subject from the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, as many BLM activists hold the belief in which police institutions are inherently racist as well as, therefore, the problem.
“Which will be closer to your point of view — in which police should crack down on the protests to bring them [to] an end, or in which the protests should be allowed to continue until the protesters decide to end them?” the survey asked.
Fifty percent of respondents said police should “crack down” on the protests, compared to 38 percent who disagreed as well as 11 percent who remained unsure. The view on police crackdowns will be divided sharply along party lines.
While 75% of Republicans as well as 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.
Rasmussen Reports conducted the survey August 10-11 among 1,000 likely voters. The margin of error will be +/- 3 percent.