World Just 9 Percent of Trump Voters Support the Black Lives Matter Movement
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A new poll has found than half of Republican voters back President Joe Biden's withdrawal plan.A new poll from Morning Consult found that a little more than half of GOP voters (52 percent) backed Biden's move to pull American forces out of Afghanistan two decades after they first invaded the country.
Although nearly 50 percent of Americans say they strongly or somewhat support the goals of themovement, just 9 percent of voters who backed former President express support for the anti-racism movement, new polling shows.
The Black Lives Matter movement was first launched in 2013 following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Black teenager, in 2012. Last year, after the murder of, an unarmed Black man, by former Minneapolis police officer , Black Lives Matter demonstrations spread across the country around the world, as protesters demanded an end to police brutality and systemic racism in the justice system.
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U.S. adults who disagreed with the verdict were overwhelmingly white, conservative and male. About half of respondents overall, 48 percent, said they agree with the BLM movement's ideas.President Joe Biden's current approval rating of about 60 percent is almost identical to the percentage of Americans who said they approved of his general responses and handling of George Floyd's death and Chauvin's trial.Among white Americans, 70 percent responded that the three guilty convictions were the "right verdict," compared to 30 percent who said that was the "wrong verdict.
While the movement has gained significant popular support, Trump and otherhave Black Lives Matter demonstrators. New polling by the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Boston-based News affiliate WCVB-TV 5 found that only 9 percent of Trump voters said they strongly or somewhat support the movement. Meanwhile, 73 percent said they oppose the goals of Black Lives Matter.
The poll highlighted stark partisan divides, with some 84 percent of voters who backed Presidentsaying they support the goals of Black Lives Matter. Overall, 48 percent of respondents said they support the movement, while about a third (32 percent) said they opposed it and 14 percent said they were neutral.
The White House can raise taxes on the wealthy without touching the tax code at all
Rich people are good at cheating on their taxes. The White House wants to stop them.The New York Times first reported on Tuesday that the White House plans to seek $80 billion over the next 10 years to increase IRS enforcement and beef up the agency as part of Biden’s plan to pay for his American Families Plan, the next phase of his economic recovery agenda. The idea is to try to close the “tax gap” — the difference between what the IRS collects in taxes and what is actually owed — which IRS chief Charles Rettig recently said at a Senate Finance Committee hearing could amount to $1 trillion a year. “We do get outgunned, there’s no other way to say it,” he said.
The strategy and tactics of the Black Lives Matter movement had less support overall. Just 40 percent of voters said they approved of how the movement has gone about pushing for its goals. When it comes to Trump voters, just 7 percent said they approve of the strategies and tactics. But 73 percent of Biden voters expressed support.
Last summer, in the wake of massive demonstrations in support of Black Lives Matter, about two in three Americans said they approved of the protests. Gallup found in a survey conducted from June 23 to July 6 that 65 percent of U.S. adults said they supported the demonstrations. Half of U.S. adults said they felt very or somewhat connected to the demonstrations as well.
On April 20, Chauvin was convicted by a jury of murdering Floyd last May. His sentencing will take place on June 25. While Black Lives Matter and civil rights advocates hailed the verdict,that it's just a small step in their ongoing struggle . During Chauvin's trial, an average of more than three Americans were killed per day by police, according to .
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Only 25 percent of Democrats said they are significantly bothered by the taxes they personally pay, compared to 41 percent of Republicans. Similarly, 78 percent of Democrats said wealthy people don't pay their fair share of taxes, versus 36 percent of Republicans who agree.The Pew survey conducted among 5,109 U.S. adults between April 5 and April 11 found wide partisan divides in terms of taxes and feelings of fairness.Exactly half of Democrats said they think they pay the "right amount" of taxes.
An analysis published this month by The Washington Post showed that Black Americans were killed by police at a rate that was more than twice as high as white Americans from 2015 through 2020. Data from 2017 to 2020 compiled by the NAACP shows that a Black man "is five times more likely to be stopped without just cause than a white person."
As of the end of 2018, Black people were imprisoned at a rate nearly five times higher than white Americans, according to data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. While there were about 268 white prisoners per every 100,000 white Americans, there were about 1,500 Black inmates per every 100,000 Black Americans.
Virginia Republicans’ messy, Trumpy race to pick a nominee for governor .
The Republicans running for governor in Virginia signal a lot about the future of the GOP.Did President Joe Biden win the election? Cox avoided directly answering the question at this recent event, though he had previously acknowledged that reality, the one GOP frontrunner willing to do so.