Samuel Case, FISM News
Last month Rasmussen conducted a poll that found a significant portion of American’s (59%) are opposed to Black Lives Matter’s call to “defund the police.” Now that number has grown even more with “66% American Adults now oppose reducing the police budget in the community where they live to channel that money into more social services.”
The driving factor seems to be a fear that crime will increase. The poll found that 61% “all Americans believe that violent crime is likely to go up in communities that defund the police.” A mere 12% think it will have the positive effect of reducing crime.
When broken down by ethnicity the numbers don’t drastically either. White’s were the strongest opposed to the policy with 69% opposed. However, opposition to the policy is strong across all ethnic groups with 57% of blacks in opposition along with 62% of other minority groups.