FAST FIVE: Support For BLM Falls Further; Americans See "Protests" As Riots, Believe There Is A War On Police
“As racial justice protests have intensified following the shooting of Jacob Blake, public support for the Black Lives Matter movement has declined,” Pew notes.
“A majority of US adults (55%) now express at least some support for the movement, down from 67% in June amid nationwide demonstrations sparked by the death of George Floyd.
A whopping 80% of Republicans said it is obvious to them that there is a war on police, compared to 39% of Democrats.
In addition, a majority of independents (60%) agreed with the statement.
The new poll found that 59% of respondents say they support the institution of 'Blue Lives Matter' laws in their state to classify attacks on police and first respondents as hate crimes with harsher punishments. Several states have already implemented such laws since 2016.