This is a problem. A very big problem. For the Democrats.
The Democrats trashed the country in 2020 in the name of two big crises, the coronavirus and race relations. They’ve gone on trashing the country in the name of those two crises, plus global warming. Their “solutions” unleashed a crime wave of epic proportions.
The survey of 1,592 U.S. adults, which was conducted from June 22 to 24, found that a significant majority (55 percent) now describe “violent crime” as a “very big problem” in the United States — far more than the share who checked that degree of concern for the coronavirus pandemic (36 percent), race relations (39 percent), the economy (41 percent) or political correctness (39 percent).
The pandemic is falling into the rearview mirror. Violent crime is topping other major concerns because it’s a critical issue.
Biden’s people know this which is why they rolled out his feeble gun control event, but people aren’t worried so much about guns as they are about crime.
Even more striking is the fact that the number of Americans who consider violent crime a very big problem rose 6 percentage points over the last month, and Republicans (among whom the number increased from 56 to 65 percent) weren’t the only ones contributing to that increase.
Last month, 45 percent of Democrats described violent crime as a very big problem. Now that number is 8 points higher (53 percent).
At the same time, 47 percent of Americans now disapprove of the way Biden is handling crime, up from 43 percent last month; just 36 percent approve.
Despite the media’s spin, more than half of Democrats are worried. And Biden’s approval on crime is headed into negative territory. Yet moving to crack down on crime would alienate the lefties who have a death grip on his administration, the media, and the culture.
It’s a Catch 22 scenario.
Democrats are mostly staying on the plantation, but the independents are breaking loose.
Republicans and Democrats continue to disagree sharply, however, about what is causing the spike in violent crime and what can be done about it. Democrats who believe violent crime is increasing cite “rising gun sales” (66 percent) and “systemic racism” (62 percent) as the top reasons for this; Republicans (69 percent) and independents (62 percent) cite “the racial justice movement” itself.
Also known as the ‘race riots movement’.