POLL: Support for Black Lives Matter Protests Has PLUMMETED After Summer of Riots, Crime

Protesters gather around after setting fire to the entrance of a police station as demonstrations continue after a white police officer was caught on a bystander’s video pressing his knee into the neck of African-American man George Floyd, who later died at a hospital, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

New polling from AP and the University of Chicago indicates that support has sharply declined for the Black Lives Matter protest movement, with 15% less Americans supporting the movement now than they did in June 2020.

At the time, a majority (54%) of Americans overall supported the movement. Now, it is decisively unpopular; only 39% of Americans support the Black Lives Matter protest movement. 44% express their specific disapproval, a figure that is also presumably growing.

Curiously, even less Latinos support the riot movement than White Americans; with 31% of the former demographic expressing support for it, whereas 35% of whites do. Democrats have increasingly ignored the concerns of Hispanic Americans- many of whom live in crucial swing states such as Florida, Nevada and Arizona, instead placing emphasis on a demographic that already votes for the party in an almost universal fashion.

Support for other longstanding claims of BLM’s adherents has also tanked. The poll indicates that Americans are growing cold towards the claims of police oppression and a fundamentally racist justice system.

Overall, Americans are less likely than they were in June to say deadly force is more commonly used against a Black person than a white person, 50% vs. 61%. And fewer now say that officers who cause injury or death on the job are treated too leniently by the justice system, 52% vs. 65%.

Many Americans had been inclined to support the grievance movement following the death of home invasion convict George Floyd. But the consistent pattern of criminality and violence from its most staunch supporters appears to have worn out BLM’s welcome, and its enablers may soon pay the political price.

Liberals and progressives may have counted their chickens before they hatched. Many assumed the movement’s popularity would endure to the November election, but it now appears to have become an electoral liability at the worst possible time for the Democratic Party. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have increasingly sought to distance themselves from BLM, urging rioters to act peacefully, but the writing on the wall is clear.

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