Out of 1,200 voters polled, most agree with the following statement:
Following the killing of George Floyd, most protesters wanted to peacefully express their legitimate grievances. Unfortunately, a small number of troublemakers and looters led to violence.
According to pollster Scott Rasmussen, 79% of voters agree with that perspective. Only 15% do not.
How do the views break down by race?
The viewpoint is shared by 84% of black voters, 79% of white voters, and 76% of Hispanic voters, according to Rasmussen. "It’s shared by men and women, rich and poor, by those with a college degree and those without. It doesn’t matter whether you live in the suburbs, an urban area, or rural America," he says.
Just 29% of voters even "somewhat" favor "defunding the police."
Rasmussen asked I the same 1,200 voters if they agreed or disagreed with this statement:
Most police officers are good people trying to do a difficult and dangerous job. Unfortunately, a small number of troublemakers and racists lead to racial injustice.
Eighty-four percent (84%) said they agree with that view. Just 15% do not.
According to Rasmussen, support for that statement again comes from all demographic groups. "Eighty-seven percent (87%) of white voters agree with it. So do 78% of black and 75% of Hispanic voters. Support is found among young and old, men and women, and in every part of the country."