late wrote:A week ago, the RCP average was above 54, this week, it's above 55.
And back on 1-30 Biden's average was 55.8, and on 2-15 it was 55.7. Three days ago it was 55.4 and had been for five days, two days ago it was 55.3. That doesn't sound like Biden's numbers are rising, more like the RCP average has been bouncing up and down between 53.8 and 55.8.
So, another poll, USAToday/Ipsos this time
, with comparisons to their poll last June:Which of the following statements comes closer to your view, even if neither is exactly right?
- Law and order is the most important thing to ensure, even if it means limiting peaceful protests. 49% (3-21) / 45% (6-20)
- The right to protest is the most important thing to ensure, even if it means there are some incidents of violence. 31% (3-21) / 44% (6-20)
- Don't know. 20% (3-21) / 12% (6-20)
For the 3-21 poll, 63% of Republicans and 53% of Independents believed law & order is more important to ensure, while a Democratic plurality of 45% believed the right to protest is more important even if there are violent incidents.How much do you trust the following, if at all, to promote justice and equal treatment for people of all races? *President Joe Biden was previously asked as Joe Biden
- US Military 77% (3-21) / 72% (6-20)
- Local police and law enforcement 69% (3-21) / 56% (6-20)
- President Joe Biden 58% (3-21) / 51% (6-20)
- Police unions 52% (3-21) / 40% (6-20)
- Black Lives Matter 50% (3-21) / 60% (6-20)
For Black Lives Matter, the 3-21 poll had Republicans at 22%, Independents at 39%, and Democrats at 77%. For local police and law enforcement, it was Republicans 88%, Independents 74%, and Democrats 57%.What is your personal view on the circumstances around the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis?
Which of the following proposals do you support, even if neither is exactly right?
- It was murder 36% (3-21) / 60% (6-20)
- It was negligence on the part of the officer 30% (3-21) / 28% (6-20)
- It was an accident 8% (3-21) / 3% (6-20)
- The police officer did nothing wrong 6% (3-21) / 2% (6-20)
- Something else 3% (3-21) / 2% (6-20)
- Don't know 17% (3-21) / 4% (6-20)
- Fully fund the budget for police in your community at the same level is it now. 57% (3-21) / 53% (6-20)
- Take a portion of the budget for police in your community and redirect those funds to social services. 43% (3-21) / 47% (6-20)
84% of Republicans and 62% of Independents said to fully fund law enforcement, 67% of Democrats said to divert funds to social services.Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?
- Incidents of police misconduct against Black Americans reflect isolated incidents by a few officers. 52% (Republicans 67%, Independents 48%, Democrats 41%)
- Incidents of police misconduct against Black Americans reflect systemic racism in law enforcement. 46% (Republicans 20%, Independents 36%, Democrats 74%)
- Police treat Black Americans fairly. 32% (Republicans 51%, Independents 23%, Democrats 19%)
So after all the marches, protests, and (especially) riots, almost half as many people believe George Floyd was murdered as thought so last June, support for law and order--and the number that trust local law enforcement to promote justice and equal treatment--has grown while those that trust BLM to promote the same has dropped, and the percentage wanting to shift at least some of police budgets to social services has dropped. I would say that all that activism and violence has been a flat-out failure--IMHO because
of the violence.
The expert is more aristocratic than the aristocrat, because the aristocrat is only the man who lives well, while the expert is the man who knows better.
—G. K. Chesterton