The old saying from the 1960s crime wave that a conservative is “just a liberal who has been mugged” now has a modern equivalent.
For months as protests and riots have occurred nationwide, resulting in thousands of businesses destroyed, numerous deaths, countless injuries, and more, Democrat politicians and liberal pundits encouraged them. Despite the violence, we were assured that they were still “mostly peaceful” – a new Orwellian term that can be used to describe practically any violent act.
Only recently did the Biden campaign (and some other liberal city Mayors) decide to denounce the riots, and it’s not because they care about the riots themselves, they care about the riots providing a boost to Trump. One CNN headline captures their mindset perfectly: “As America burns, riots play into Trump’s hands.” They may not want law and order, but they really don’t want a message of law and order resonating with voters.
And not only is that message resonating with voters, it’s resonating especially well with those directly affected by the riots (no surprise there).
According to the latest from Rasmussen Reports:
- Three-out-of-four voters who’ve had violent anti-police protests in their community rate those protests important to their vote in the presidential election. Among these voters, a sizable majority like the job President Trump is doing.
- Forty-two percent (42%) of Likely U.S. Voters have had anti-police protests in their community this summer. Nearly half (48%) of these voters say the protests in their community have turned violent.
- Among all voters, 65% say the violent protests are important to their vote in the presidential election this fall, with 41% who say it’s Very Important.
- Among those who have had violent protests in their community, even more (76%) rate them important to their vote, including 54% who say they are Very Important. Sixty-three percent (63%) of these voters Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing versus 35% who Strongly Disapprove.
The only surprising thing here is that the numbers aren’t more in Trump’s favor. After all, who that has experienced rioting would want to be put their faith in the hands of the party that only pretends to care about them when politically advantageous to?