Violent protests and riots have sprung up in major cities across the country, but they could be backfiring on the politicians who are endorsing them.
As Democratic lawmakers have endorsed the protests, their violent elements are turning voters towards President Trump according to a new poll from Rassmussen Reports.
The Washington Examiner reports 63 percent of voters who have witnessed the violence in their neighborhoods and communities “strongly approve” of Trump while only 35 percent do not.
Trump has repeatedly campaigned that he is the “law and order” candidate and if the poll is any indicator, his message is getting across.
From the report:
Trump’s position is not only winning fans but may also be helping his overall approval rating. Rasmussen, for example, also said that Trump’s approval rating is 51% for a second day. At this stage of his presidency and reelection campaign, former President Barack Obama had a 49% approval rating.
The law and order vote is a big one. Rasmussen said that 42% of likely voters said that their communities have hosted the anti-police protests in their communities. And nearly half said those protests turned violent, making them a big issue, even to those who haven’t witnessed the violence.
According to Rasmussen Reports, a whopping 65 percent of voters claim the protests have become an important issue in the coming election. Forty-one percent of that figure described the protests as “Very Important.”
Those figures are increased in communities that have witnessed the violence first-hand.
From Rasmussen Reports:
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Among those who have had violent protests in their community, even more (76%) rate them important to their vote, including 54% who say they are “Very Important.” Sixty-three percent (63%) of these voters “Strongly Approve” of the job Trump is doing versus 35% who “Strongly Disapprove.”