A new poll released by the respected Gallup polling agency may indicate that the unpatriotic actions of flag-sitting 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the sometimes vile and violent actions of terrorist organizations like Black Lives Matter are backfiring.
Even as police officers are under attack by progressive leftist Democrats and their underground operatives and agitators, a whopping 76 percent of Americans have a “great deal” of respect for their local police, up 12 percentage points in the last year.
Furthermore, respect for police is significantly higher now than at any time since the 1990’s and is only one point lower than the all-time record of 77 percent, which was set in 1967, according to Gallup.
Perhaps the most surprising statistic in the survey is that precisely two-thirds of minorities also have a great deal of respect for police in the areas where they live, an indication that the efforts to vilify and demonize police are failing badly.
“The increase in shootings of police coincided with high-profile incidents of law enforcement officials shooting and killing unarmed black men,” Gallup analyst Justin McCarthy reported. “Despite the flaring of racial tensions after these incidents, respect for local police has increased among both whites and nonwhites.” “Four in five whites (80 percent) say they have a great deal of respect for police in their area, up 11 points from last year. Meanwhile, two in three nonwhites (67 percent) report having the same level of respect, an increase of 14 points from last year.”
“Four in five whites (80 percent) say they have a great deal of respect for police in their area, up 11 points from last year. Meanwhile, two in three nonwhites (67 percent) report having the same level of respect, an increase of 14 points from last year,” McCarthy noted.
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Also surprising is that support for police is still very high across the political spectrum. Even 68 percent of Democrats and 71 percent of those describing themselves as “liberal” have a great deal of respect for the nation’s police officers. Among liberals polled, respect for police is up a whopping 21 percentage points, exactly opposite of conventional wisdom.