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Poll: Most normal Americans have favorable view of police

Even in the midst of heightened racial tensions after the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, 72% of American voters, including 51% of black voters, have a favorable view of their local police department, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

"It’s important to note that a majority of voters in every demographic group have a favorable opinion of their local police department," Rasmussen said. "There are differences, of course. Rural voters are more positive in their assessment than urban voters, whites more positive than blacks. But it would be a mistake to focus on the differences of degree while ignoring the common ground."

Not a lot of surprise. No sane person wants their police departments to be disbanded. If they came under leadership of a leftist police chief, then the department likely has issues, and that can be corrected, but overall, it's nice to be able to call people who will put their life on the line when yours is in danger.