55% of Voters Say Anti-Cop Rhetoric from Politicians Endangers Police
Criticism of police from politicians isn’t improving law enforcement, according to a majority of voters who say anti-police rhetoric makes life more dangerous for cops.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters say comments critical of the police by some politicians make it more dangerous for police officers to do their jobs. Twenty-seven percent (27%) disagree and say critical comments from politicians improve the quality of the police’s performance. Ten percent (10%) believe comments from politicians have no impact on police. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on April 25-26, 2021 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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