The entire news media and much of the polling are a joke, but we thought this interesting despite its failings. According to a survey (not a poll), 54% of Americans think burning down a police precinct is justified after the brutal killing of George Floyd. That’s higher than the support for either presidential candidate.
The survey, which was conducted by Monmouth University, surveyed 807 U.S. adults from May 28 to June 1. It asked respondents if they thought the actions taken by protesters, including the burning of the precinct building, were fully justified, partially justified, or not at all justified.
According to the poll, 17 percent said the actions were fully justified and 37 percent said partially justified, for a total of 54 percent. In comparison, 38 percent said that the action was not at all justified. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
The poll also asked respondents if they felt the anger that led to the protests was justified, regardless of the actions taken by the demonstrators. According to the poll, 78 percent said it was justified, with 57 percent saying fully justified and 21 percent saying partially justified. Eighteen percent said the anger was not justified at all.
Monmouth isn’t very reliable and surveys are not as good as polls. It was weighted towards Democrats.: 27% Republican, 41% Independent, 31% Democrat. Nonetheless, the results are alarming.
The strangest thing is 3% didn’t even hear about the riots. Did they survey cloistered convents?
The totals of 54% and 57% are higher than the approval rating of the two presidential candidates.
We hope this isn’t true because burning down precincts is anarchy and it says a lot about the education we are providing. The rule of law must always prevail.
NATIONAL POLL: Majority (57%) say protesters’ ANGER is fully justified. Just 18% say it is not at all.
Even if they don’t agree with the actual actions, including the burning of a police precinct:
17% fully justified
38% not at all justifiedhttps://t.co/gwIUl6mCE3
— MonmouthPoll (@MonmouthPoll) June 2, 2020
In case you haven’t noticed, it’s the police that are causing the anarchy now. Every action begets reaction. Don’t pretend they didn’t have it coming.
I’m actually surprised this doesn’t happen more often, considering the numerous cases of police brutality.
Until the “qulified immunity” doctrine and the “broken window” doctrine are abolished, and bad cops brought to justice instead of getting off the hook regularly, the police will be the enemy of the people. That’s right. They’re not upholding the law. They’re upholding the occupation.
Which came first, the crime, or, the police.
What difference does it make, when the people in the uniform start commiting crimes?
If there was no crime in the first place there would no cop there. The crimes by cop are Minuscule in comparison to those by people in the neighborhood. There are people in many neighborhoods that fear leaving the house because of crime in the streets.
“The crimes by cop are minuscule in comparison…” – stop right there, mister!
Are you saying it’s alright that they happen as long as there’s not too many of them?
I’m saying it’s blown out of proportion and so is the reaction. What IS being accomplished is taking a situation that was nearly, if not, 100% in condemnation of the cop and now gradually lowering that support over time. It’s people’s attitude like yours that will keep driving that lower and lower and lower until FEW will care. So keep it up if you DO hate Blacks, because that is what will be the result. But maybe you’re a white supremacist and That is your goal.
In a poll the lowest satisfaction with police Was Blacks. But the approval of their police departments was 68%.
Greg, don’t argue with this idiot. Facts mean nothing to his narrative is probably akin to what Rush calls a “seminar caller” who calls him, not to hold an intelligent conversation, but rather spew the leftist claim of the day. Another comment platform I use to has several leftists spewing their lies and a lot of space is wasted in arguments. Don’t give a platform to fools like sickboy1974, ignore him. That is not to say censor him from this site like the leftist platforms do to conservatives but rather let him/her/it expose their pathetic selves.
I hold a disdain for a police state.
How could it be leftist in any shape or form? It’s quite the opposite.
It’s just as easy for you to call other people idiots as is to prove you’re, in fact, an idiot yourself. Go choke yourself on a taco.
Dear Greg, I’m neither a leftie, as your stupid friend Tim suggests, nor a white supremacist. It’s buffling how’d you come up with something like that to begin with.
If you’re not going to argue the points but rather stick labels to me, because you’re too stupid to maintain a civilised conversation, I suggest you go shove a huge police baton up your broad behind, and have a nice day.
This conversation is now pointless.
It’s only pointless because you have come up with little for an argument.
Hell, Why Not loot. You can do it LIVE on TV, in broad daylight, and the police will stand by as one after another piles out of the building With their loot.
Too often these “peaceful” protests divulge into violence. It’s far too easy for a protest to breed rioting, looting and violence. It can only take one agitator and a few can excite an entire crowd, which is what we have been seeing. If a person is ‘angry’ at a “peaceful protest” that anger remains, and anger needs an outlet. That outlet has been manifested into destruction of everything in the path of those people.
The media has become even more deliberate in NOT reporting vandalism, rioting or any other criminal activity. There’s been full blown gang wars over this and not a peep from the media. It is now reaching small town America. People are being bused in, scouting the areas and following officers to their homes. and those officers are getting very nervous. Little do people realize there Are BLM leaders in these small towns across the country, not just in major cities. But in this environment there is little that can be done because any little thing done by police will now make national news. It is likely possible these protests will continue for quite some time because it gives the media easy programming content. Protestors will see that as support and keeping it going, especially with video clips of the old man agitator. Even cases of police taking down violent criminals are portrayed as a brutal assault on peaceful protestors.
At this point I could care less what happens to Any of these protestors. As Baretta would say, “If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime”. Most All complaints about police range from the smart mouth punk troublemaker to the serious violent criminal. The mouthy punk wouldn’t have an issue the the police encounter if he acted maturely. If the more serious criminal didn’t resort to fighting the police, there would be little problem. So this idea of police brutality is way overblown, although there are some police who Are on a power trip and are the ones instigating conflict. I’ve seen far too many police encounter videos by extreme leftists who try to distort reality. How many times have police heard, “It wasn’t me..”, “I didn’t do it..”, “It isn’t mine..”, “You’re hurting me..”, and, even “I can’t breathe”. Yes that one too.
This Monmouth poll, like every other poll, is simply GARBAGE !
These New Jersey (Blue as Blue can be) based polling hucksters are just exerting more effort to baffle with bullshit the gullible public, rather than dazzle the sheeple with brilliance.
The Monmouth hucksters conducted their poll by telephone. They also “polled” only 807 people ! Then they want to announce their poll findings to be representative of tens of millions of Americans ? How manipulative these hucksters try be. 807 unknown people being indicative of a national consensus ? Pure and utter bull dung !
One would think, at least I believe, that after the numerous, leftist polls of 2016 having the communist Hillary Clinton already in the Oval Office, that any person with a lick of sense would tell the Monmouth hucksters to put their poll where the sun don’t shine !
What a crock…. !