Leftists have capitalized on the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer to attempt to dismantle law enforcement organizations nationwide.
Though the movement is gaining momentum amongst elites and activists, a new YouGov poll shows that the vast majority of Americans have soundly rejected calls to “defund the police.”
The poll, conducted from May 29-30, found that 65% of Americans opposed defunding police departments, and as Breitbart reported, “only 16% of Democrats supported it — the same proportion as Americans overall.”
Pollster David Byler remarked on Twitter that “defund the police is not the most popular police reform. Trying to make mainstream it and/or pushing for more than you think you’re going to get (i.e. bargaining) are [obviously] reasonable strategies. But heads up that not all proposals have equal public support.”
However, it’s not a fringe idea anymore. Rep. Ilhan Omar, (D-MN) tweeted on Friday, “The Minneapolis Police Department has proven themselves beyond reform. It’s time to disband them and reimagine public safety in Minneapolis.”
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti also bowed to the pressure this week, pledging to slash $250 million from the city’s police budget, crippling a law-enforcement agency already overwhelmed by crime, drug abuse, and homelessness in the city.
Another poll, conducted by Morning Consult and released this week, showed that 7 in 10 Americans support using the National Guard to quell the violence ravaging many of America’s once-great cities.
Radical leftists are attempting to gaslight Americans into believing that anything other than defunding and dismantling law enforcement in the US is the only legitimate solution to the problem of police brutality, but their efforts are clearly not popular with voters.
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