What explains the nearly total takeover of Black Lives Matter?
A big part of the answer is that Republicans, especially in the days right after the Floyd video went viral, surrendered. The pushback to the inevitable riots and destruction of America was slow to commence and only slowly began to gather steam after the White House was besieged. Those of us who spoke out against it from the beginning of it were very alone in those early days.
The Monmouth poll shows that a lot of progress has been made from the growing resistance, particularly by President Trump, to BLM.
The shift in public opinion on racial discrimination over the past month appears to be driven almost entirely by partisanship. Among self-identified Republicans and independents who lean toward the Republican Party, 40% say discrimination is a big problem. This represents a 14 point drop from a few weeks ago (54%) as well as from 2016 (55%) and is more in line with this group’s opinion in early 2015 (43%). The poll also finds that 35% of Republicans say racial discrimination is not a problem, which is higher than all prior Monmouth polls on this question (15% last month, 17% in 2016, and 26% in 2015).
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