It’s been nearly two entire months since the tragic killing of George Floyd, and Leftists in various places are still taking advantage of it by staging violent riots, so I think it is prudent for us to revisit just how bad of a political misstep this has been for the Left.
A little over a month ago, I wrote about an ABC News poll which showed 64% of Americans opposing the movement to “defund the police,” while 34% backed the idea. In a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll, the gap has somewhat closed a bit, but I think there is good explanation for it that does not support the idea that the Left’s ideology is gaining popularity.
You see, in that poll, “only 40 percent support cutting funding to police in order to spend more on social services, while 55 percent oppose such a move.”
Based on the numbers alone, you would think the communist movement to defund the police is gaining traction. After all, the number of people who support such a move went up by 6 percentage points while the number of people who oppose it went down 9 points. However, in every poll, how a surveyor phrases a question is extremely important (as well as the political demographics of the polls, which routinely underpoll Republicans).
Note exactly how ABC News reported the figures: 40% support defunding “in order to spend more on social services.” The way the Left can make their insane proposal of defunding the police appear to be less insane (which still is just as insane as ever) is by directing people’s attention away from the defunding of police and towards the increasing of funding for other social programs.
Many Americans have gotten used to supporting social programs, ashamedly so, and many would want to see an increase in funding for such social programs, if they actually help people (which they hardly do, largely depending on the program). It’s like a simple magic trick: a magician directing the audience to pay attention to what the magician wants them to pay attention to, getting them to look at one hand, while doing something else with the other hand to perform the trick.
It’s pure misdirection, but the point still remains, as people should realize, that the Left wants to defund the police, which means cutting off their entire funding and rendering them functionally inoperable.
That’s probably the best explanation I have about the difference in the numbers, as it’s still clear as day that people DON’T want to live in a society that is objectively less safe due to an absence in police.
The poll also talks about the popularity of Black Lives Matter (63%) – but even that number is a bit iffy, since there are people that make the distinction between the phrase and the Marxist organization, but there are those who view the phrase and the organization as inseparable – and the popularity of removing statues that commemorate Confederate officers (interestingly, 52% oppose removing the statues with 43% being in support), but the most important aspect of the poll, in my opinion, was the “defunding the police” aspect of it. And even with the b.s. spins they want to put, this is a losing issue for the Left, which is why Biden isn’t throwing his “full” support.
Of course, anyone with a brain would understand that he will support whatever his Leftist bosses will tell him to support, and his comment about “absolutely” being willing to defund the police demonstrates this.
At any rate, moving on to the next poll, we have a Fox News poll about how concerned Americans are about the breakdown of law and order in various cities and how serious of a problem this is. And suffice to say, the Left REALLY is stepping on a rake by supporting this lawlessness.
When asked, “How serious is the problem of a lack of law and order right now?”, 79% of respondents said that it was a serious problem, while only 17% said it wasn’t serious. In other words, 79% of respondents are concerned, to one extent or another, about the breakdown of law and order in many American (Democrat-run) cities.
This includes 78% of men, 80% of women, 80% of whites, 81% of blacks, 77% of Hispanics, 78% of non-whites, 73% of people under the age of 30, 75% of people between 30-44, 82% of those aged 45-64, and 82% of those 65 and older.
Breaking things down by income and political parties, 81% of those making under $50k a year are concerned and 78% of those making more than $50k a year agree. 75% of Democrats, 86% of Republicans and 74% of Independents are also concerned, which is fairly eye-opening. 73% of Democrat men, 75% of Democrat women, 84% of Republican men, and 88% of Republican women are concerned about lack of law and order.
Among political ideologies, 71% of “liberals”, 77% of moderates, 84% of moderate/conservative and 87% of conservatives are concerned. Of those who approve of Trump’s job as president, 85% are concerned about lawlessness and of those who disapprove of Trump’s job as president, 75% are also concerned. 79% of those in battleground states are also concerned about lack of law and order.
Finally, breaking things down by education, we find what white people with a college degree (77%) are a bit less concerned about this than whites without a degree (83%).
89% of white evangelicals are concerned, as well as 79% of those living in urban areas, 80% of those in sub-urban areas, and 80% of those in rural areas. 79% of parents are also concerned about this issue.
Now, out of all of those numbers, there are obviously quite a few that stand out.
For one, the general response from everybody was overwhelmingly in the direction of “people are concerned about there not being law and order here.” While I perhaps shouldn’t be so surprised that this is as much of an 80-20 issue as it is, it’s good to see the actual numbers on paper (or my computer screen) to understand how badly the Left chose the wrong side on this issue.
People want to be safe, and taking away the ability of police officers to do anything jeopardizes that safety. Do you want to know why there have been record numbers of gun sales in recent time? Precisely because of this. And while the media will lie and claim that the record number of gun sales is responsible for an uptick in crime, anyone with half a brain can tell that the uptick started WELL before people started rushing to get guns. Or at least, it somewhat precedes it. Law-abiding citizens legally purchasing firearms are NOT the ones SETTING BUILDINGS ON FIRE, STAGING AUTONOMOUS ZONES AND RULING LIKE MINIATURE WARLORDS.
When police funding is threatened, particularly to the extent that it is – that they would be rendered totally ineffective to stop crime – it becomes people’s jobs to defend themselves because no one else will do it. People were buying guns in response to the anarchy and chaos of the riots, in an attempt to defend themselves, their families and their property should these terrorists find their way to their doorsteps (such as the McCloskey’s, who are being punished for demonstrating their willingness to defend their homes from people who broke into their community).
When the Left threatens police funding, they turn the country into the Wild West. People HAVE to have some assurance of their safety, so they seek out weapons with which to defend themselves.
Like I said, it’s really not surprising at all that this is so much of an 80-20 issue, with the 20 being the hardcore Left and people who actively participate in these acts of terrorism, while the 80% are sane, rational individuals who do not wish to live in an American Somalia.
That 71% if liberals, another stand-out figure, also agree is quite telling.
Virtually EVERYONE is sick and tired of a lack of law and order, which is probably a good part of the reason as to why Trump is beginning to send the Feds in even more force in crime-riddled cities.
While the Left and the fake news media will cry about this being Nazi Germany and compare the Federal agents to Nazi Stormtroopers (like the drunkard occupying the seat of House Speaker recently did), the numbers show that the VAST majority of people are sick of this nonsense and want an end to it.
The Democrats cannot win running on anarchy, but they will seemingly do their darndest to do it, even while trying to gaslight people and lie to them, misdirecting them as to what their true intentions are.
People want to be safe. If Trump can prove that he can provide that, he will win in an absolute landslide.
“For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.”
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