Joe Biden is flailing about as his presidency folds.
Democrats around the country are not faring much better.
Now, a shocking poll showed that Democrats just put Americans in danger with one deadly policy.
Violent crime trends are going in the wrong direction.
The 30% jump in crime in 2020 represented the largest increase in American history, and crime remains high.
And a Morning Consult/Politico poll showed that a significant chunk of Americans believe that defunding the police either played a major role in the spike in crime or somewhat of a role.
According to the poll, 49% of respondents said defunding the police was a “major reason” for the rise in crime, and an additional 26% believe it was a minor reason.
So 75% of people polled think defunding the police contributed to the increase in crime.
Democrats and their media allies spent most of 2020 demonizing police officers and pushing radical “defund the police” rhetoric.
The New York Times even ran a piece with the headline: “Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police.”
Progressives in Minneapolis—where George Floyd’s death occurred—and other cities pushed for defunding police departments.
But after spikes in crime, many cities abandoned the policies.
It turns out that crime goes up when there is no security force in place.
The leftist theory of “over-policing” being the main cause of crime is asinine.
A Gallup poll showed that 80% of black Americans wanted the same or more levels of engagement from the police in their neighborhoods.
Progressives pretend to speak for the majority of black people in neighborhoods where crime rates are higher, but they do not.
The overwhelming majority of people in these communities are law-abiding and want safe streets, but Democrats’ pro-crime policies allow the small percentage of criminals to have close to free rein.
Far-left district attorneys funded by George Soros in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis, New York and other cities have focused their energy on protecting criminals instead of protecting citizens.
Their goal of “decarceration” regardless of criminal offenses only puts law-abiding citizens in more danger.
Also, included in the poll was Biden’s job performance; 55% of respondents disapprove of the job Biden has done in his first year.
Biden and the Democrats have made Americans feel unsafe, which is why they are staring down a resounding defeat in the 2022 midterms.
The American people hold them responsible for the current messy state of the country, as they should.
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