We may finally be seeing a backlash against the lawless behavior of the Black Lives Matter movement as a new poll finds that America’s respect for police is all of a sudden at an all time high.
According to the Gallop polling agency, the public’s level of respect for our first responders has soared to a high not seen since the mid-1960s, John Sexton recently reported.
The poll found that fully 76 percent of those surveyed said they have “a great deal” of respect for police. An additional 17% said they have “some respect” for them while a tiny 7% said they have little respect for police.
That is a huge jump from 2004 when only 56% said they had a great deal of respect for police. It’s even a big leap since 2015 when only about 64% said they respected the police.
Interestingly, the number of those who over the years have told Gallup that they have no respect for police has stayed fairly constant hovering between 4 and 7%.
Gallup did note that one of the big changes is that non-white respondents had a big jump in their level of respect for police.
The latest figures, from Gallup’s Oct. 5-9 annual poll on crime, show Americans’ respect for police increased as the number of on-duty police officers who were shot and killed was on the rise…
Four in five whites (80%) say they have a great deal of respect for police in their area, up 11 points from last year. Meanwhile, two in three nonwhites (67%) report having the same level of respect, an increase of 14 points from last year.
This means that the Black Lives Matter movement has failed to sustain a high level of hatred for police among the non-white general public.
Are we seeing a backlash against BLM and its lawlessness causing many to swing back in favor of police?
Time will tell.
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