POLL: Plurality of Black Americans Prefer “All Lives Matter” Over “Black Lives Matter”
A new poll shows that not only a wide majority of Americans prefer the phrase “All Lives Matter” over “Black Lives Matter,” but that a plurality of Black Americans identify more with the former than the latter.
The Rasmussen survey, which queried 1,000 likely voters from June 15-16th, asked the public “which statement is closest to your own?” Respondents were given the answer of choosing “All Lives Matter” or “Black Lives Matter.”
47% of poll respondents who identified as black phrased their agreement with the phrase “All Lives Matter” over “Black Lives Matter,” with 44% preferring the former. A broad majority of 59% of Americans identified with All Lives Matter, overwhelming bipartisan support for a phrase the ideological Left has been strenuously maintaining is little more than political gaslighting.
Strong majorities of swing state voters and self-identifying “moderate” voters also expressed a preference for “ALM” over “BLM.”
Even a narrow plurality of Democrats expressed a preference for the more universal phrase, with 48% support for ALM relative to 46% for BLM.
Perhaps curiously, wealthy Americans were the most supportive of the “Black Lives Matter” phrase. 53% of Americans who make over $200,000 a year identified with the phrase, whereas only 34% of Americans who make less than $30,000 a year responded in the same fashion. Americans with postgraduate degrees were also most supportive of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Left and the mainstream media is exaggerating in a grandiose fashion when they claim that the phrase All Lives Matter is a fringe political expression that shouldn’t be allowed in national discourse.