Republicans Expect Crime to Increase Under Biden
More Americans expect crime to rise than to decline under President-elect Joe Biden, and Republicans overwhelmingly expect a nationwide crime increase during the Biden administration.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of American Adults expect crime nationwide to increase under Biden’s presidency, compared to 28% who expect crime to decrease. Twenty-one percent (21%) expect crime to stay about the same and 10% are not sure.
Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Republicans expect a nationwide crime increase under Biden, compared to 20% of Democrats and 39% of those not affiliated with either major party. Forty-seven percent (47%) of Democrats expect crime to decline and 23% expect it to stay about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 4-5, 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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