Americans Deliver Knock out Punch to the 'Defund the Police' Movement

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How much do Americans hate the defund the police movement?

Well, you knew it had to be a lot when Democrats like Joe Biden and Jen Psaki tried to claim that the move to defund police was really a Republican thing, despite the evidence of our own eyes and the facts over the past year.

But now the Harvard CAPS-Harris poll has put a number on it and it’s pretty big. Let’s just say it’s hard to get a number like this on anything, that’s how much people hate it. Now we can see why the Democrats were so desperate to run away from it, but it’s too late. They completely own this.

According to the poll:

Seventy-five percent of respondents said more police are needed on the street while only 25 percent say they do not need more cops on the beat.

Seventy-two percent of voters also said they oppose “defunding the police,” and a slim 52 percent majority said they support the controversial practice of stop and frisk in urban areas to “deter gun crime.” Fifty-six percent also say they oppose eliminating cash bail.

72% and 75% numbers show phenomenal sentiment against defunding. That number would also indicate Democrats and independents are within that number and aren’t all buying into the defund movement either. We likely saw some of that in evidence in the vote on the Ohio special election where the “defund the police” more radical leftist candidate Nina Turner lost to Shontel Brown for the old Congressional seat of Marcia Fudge, who is now the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Everyone has seen the leftist riots over the past year. It’s hard to get around the “mostly peaceful” videos of all the violence. Most obviously don’t want it. On top of that, you have the resultant rise in violent crime in major cities because of the moves by Democratic politicians.

From Fox News:

Murders have increased 16% across major U.S. cities so far in 2021 compared to 2020, a new report shows.

There were 259 more murders in the first half of 2021 compared to the first half of 2020, and 548 more compared to the first half of 2019 in 29 major U.S. cities, according to a Thursday update to the Council on Criminal Justice’s (CCJ) pandemic crime report.

It promises to hit Democrats where they live — right at the ballot box in 2022. It also is a big indication they are likely to lose Democrats and independents in that election. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving group.