Voters Strongly Reject Rep. Cori Bush’s ‘Defund the Police’ Rhetoric
By a 2-to-1 margin, voters disagree with Rep. Cori Bush’s demand to “defund” police, while a majority agree with a North Carolina sheriff’s complaint that Democrats have become hostile to law enforcement.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 63% of Likely U.S. Voters disagree with the Missouri Democrat’s quote from a CBS News interview last week: “Defunding the police has to happen, we need to defund the police and put that money into social safety nets.” That includes 51% who Strongly Disagree with Bush’s statement. Thirty-one percent (31%) agree with Bush on defunding the police, including 12% who Strongly Agree. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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