Washington — As protests against systemic racism continue throughout the United States, law and order have become the main theme of the 2020 presidential election, and a new poll shows that most Americans say the city is under siege.
Approximately two-thirds (64%) of the interviewees said they think the protesters and counter-protesters are overwhelming According to a “USA Today”/Ipsos poll, American cities. The majority showed clear partisan differences, echoing the message of Republican President Donald Trump and the Democratic nominee Joe Biden: Republicans are far more besieged than Democrats say, 83% each To 48%.
People living in rural areas (71%) agree with this view more than people in urban areas (59%).
After a series of high-profile black deaths, Americans considered racial injustice and inequality, and protesters called for change, especially in the area of policing. Although the movement remained largely peaceful, violence and looting broke out in several protests.
The summer of conflict has passed as the country is increasingly mired in controversial presidential elections. Biden condemned the violent instigators, but he said he believed the protesters’ message was correct.
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Trump stepped up his rhetoric, calling himself the “President of Public Order” and calling on law enforcement to suppress the protesters, calling them “thugs” and “very bad people.” The Trump Department of Justice on Monday designated New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle as “anarchist jurisdictions” that may lose federal funds due to violence. After Trump won the support of Hillary Clinton in 2016, he used the riots to directly appeal to white suburban women to support him again. Suburban voters will be crucial in the struggle for several swing states in 2020, including Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
Michelle Brown, who lives in Beaverton, Oregon, a suburb of Portland, said Trump “has done a lot for this country.” Since George Floyd of Minneapolis was arrested Since the murder, there have been several weeks of protests in Portland, and Trump sent federal law enforcement agencies.
The use of federal officials in American cities is highly controversial, but more than half (56%) of Americans say they think According to Ipsos polls, the government should deploy more police to control protests and unrest. 54% said that people should be armed to protect private property during the protest.
Brown responded to the polls and plans to vote for Trump. Brown said: “I think Portland is being surrounded by all black life issues movements.” “They just want to cause conflict. They don’t care about life, they just want to cause a breakdown in the entire United States.
Brown, 51, said that the Portland demonstrators had taken over, and pointed out that the demonstrators took a sit-in in the lobby of Mayor Ted Wheeler’s apartment.
The poll was conducted between September 17 and September 18. A total of 1,108 adults conducted the survey online in English. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.
For nearly 100 days, reporters have been covering protests in Portland, Oregon, and these protests have often turned into violence. In the chaos, some journalists were injured or arrested, which led to a lawsuit against federal authorities being sent for help in July. (September 3)
Crime and Coronavirus Are voters Top Questions
The survey shows that crime is one of the most concerned issues for Americans, second only to the coronavirus pandemic.
More than one-third (34%) of Americans say crime, violence or unrest are the most worrying topics, while COVID-19 ranks first with 44%. There are still partisan divisions, with turbulence being the top priority for 42% of Republicans and 27% of Democrats. The majority of Democrats (56%) said they are most concerned about COVID-19.
The survey showed that although many protesters called for justice for those who died or were injured by police violence, nearly two-thirds (63%) of Americans said they believed that the attacks on the police took place in the past six months. Becomes more serious. This is worse than 49% of people who said that the police attack situation has become worse.
Cornelia Cheatham of Kyle, Texas, said she is not safe in Trump’s America due to the racial climate.
Hisham, 60, said: “If Trump wins, I think it will be dangerous for minorities.” “Because we no longer have security guards to feel safe. Everything is taken away. He splits the country. The way. Everyone will take a gun, people are scared, they will shoot you in sight.”
Cheatham, who supports the Black Life Issues Movement, said she believes that if Biden is elected, “there will be changes, and he will unite everyone.”
She said: “Otherwise, I think this will eventually be a race war.”
Dawn Tuller, 42, of Hebron, Nebraska, said that although she did not know exactly what the president did to resolve the protests, she agreed with him.
She said: “I like the way he does things.”
What causes violence In protest?
Americans say there are multiple factors that make protests more dangerous. Respondents to the poll pointed to conservatives and mainstream media as well as the president.
Six in ten Americans said that mainstream media made protests more dangerous, followed by the “Black Lives Issues” movement with 59%, and Trump with 54%. Most Americans say that anti-French groups (53%), conservative militias (52%) and conservative media (51%) have made protests more dangerous.
Less than a third (29%) said Biden made protests more dangerous.
Among Republicans, 81% said that the “Black Lives Issues” movement made protests more dangerous, while 41% of Democrats did. In contrast, 72% of Democrats say the same is true for conservative militias, compared with 41% of Republicans.
When broken down by party, 25% of Republicans and 85% of Democrats accused Trump of making protests more dangerous. More than half (58%) of Republicans and only 7% of Democrats have the same opinion of Biden.
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