Poll: Most Voters Want Crackdown on Violent Protests – Except Democrats
Portland has been rioting for over two months now, but if you listen to the media, the city burning to the ground merely amounts to peaceful protest. Or as they specifically put it, coining a new Orwellian term in the process, “mostly peaceful” protest..
An alternate strategy from the left’s propagandists have been to acknowledge that violence is occurring – but claim that it was only due to the presence of federal officers who are supposedly escalating tensions. The continued violence in their absence from Portland quickly disproved that thesis.
The pro-riot narratives aren’t half-way believable, and they’re not resonating with most Americans, who favor a crackdown to these “mostly peaceful” protests not just in Portland, but nationwide.
According to 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.
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.
Until these riots are finally squashed, they’ll at least serve as a constant reminder of what the rest of the country would look like too with Democrats in control.