Poll: 72%, including most black voters, have favorable view of local police

‘Other data shows that it’s quite possible to have a positive view of both the police and the protesters—most voters do,’ pollster Scott Rasmussen said in Just The News.

The following is an excerpt from a story at JustTheNews.com.

Even in the midst of heightened racial tensions after the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, 72% of American voters, including 51% of black voters, have a favorable view of their local police department, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

It’s important to note that a majority of voters in every demographic group have a favorable opinion of their local police department,” Rasmussen said. “There are differences, of course. Rural voters are more positive in their assessment than urban voters, whites more positive than blacks. But it would be a mistake to focus on the differences of degree while ignoring the common ground.” (Continued..)

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