A new poll commissioned by Vox found, unsurprisingly, that “basically everyone — Democrat, Republican, young, old, white, black, brown — would feel safer with *more* police patrols in their neighborhoods”:
New poll from Data for Progress and Vox finds that basically everyone — Democrat, Republican, young, old, white, black, brown — would feel safer with *more* police patrols in their neighborhoods. https://t.co/5pJecRZaYR pic.twitter.com/eN6fyDCntM
— German Lopez (@germanrlopez) April 9, 2021
But we were told that “dEfUnD tHe PoLiCe!” was a winning issue for Dems?
Defund the Police may have been the dumbest political slogan of our lifetimes. https://t.co/nRFe9es837
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) April 9, 2021
— Robert A George (@RobGeorge) April 9, 2021
Dems really did misread the room:
This has been consistently true for months and months. People don't like bad cops, but they sure don't want the cops to leave their neighborhood. https://t.co/q7JqcInoqH
— Charles Fain Lehman (@CharlesFLehman) April 9, 2021
But, alas, they embraced the anti-cop narrative:
Who could have seen this coming other than anyone with any knowledge of decades worth of public-opinion polling?
(Not knocking German on this — he is one of the good ones.)
— Jesse Singal (@jessesingal) April 9, 2021
Tag AOC and the other squad members in this one, please:
Twitter: It's not real life. https://t.co/s53uKW292u
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) April 9, 2021
And another one for AOC and the squad:
people who want fewer police do not care about safety, that is not their ideological mission https://t.co/0fzJSSRqh1
— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) April 9, 2021
Yes, but “reform the police!” didn’t sell to the far-left base now running the Democrat party:
That’s one of two basic takeaways from this poll: Americans of different backgrounds and political stripes overwhelmingly *want* police in their neighbourhood.
— Alexander Panetta (@Alex_Panetta) April 9, 2021