You have watched since 2020 as crime has spiked throughout America’s big cities, and beyond. Americans haven’t forgotten who was cheering on the rioters and looters that summer, and who has been urging for criminals’ no-bail release from jail ever since. The Daily Caller reports that 64% of Americans blame “woke politicians,” for the crime wave. Kay Smythe writes:
Sixty-four percent of Americans blame “woke politicians” for the country’s ongoing spike in crime, according to a Harvard-Harris poll released Friday.
Less than a third of the respondents to the poll felt that the country was on the right track, with a majority of Democrats (52%), Republicans (75%) and independents (60%) blaming the historic rise in crime on “woke politicians” rather than “other factors.”
Crime statistics concur with the sentiment uncovered by pollsters, with Democrat-run cities recording larger increases in homicide rates over the past two years than cities run by Republicans.
Stunning that this is coming from a Harvard poll. pic.twitter.com/l3aAfPi5Sy
— Noah Weinrich (@weinrich_noah) October 16, 2022
Cities like Denver, Colorado, are on track for a record-breaking numbers of murders in 2022, while six other major cities (all run by predominantly Democratic leaders) will likely surpass historic violent crime records for the second year in a row. Sixty-six percent of respondents to the poll said that crime is rising, with only 11% saying it’s on the decline.
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