CV NEWS FEED // After a year of calls from the political Left to “defund the police,” a new Gallup poll revealed this week that the police were the only major institution to see an increase in public confidence from 2020 to 2021, up by 3 percent.
In the poll, participants were asked if they have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in 14 major American institutions.
The only major institutions to enjoy majority public confidence in 2021 were the police (51%), the military (69%), and small businesses (70%).
Politicoreported this week that Democratic leaders are now working against the clock to do an about-face on the anti-police rhetoric of the Left ahead of the 2022 midterm elections:
This is the direction Democratic elders hope the party will move: away from slogans like ‘defund the police’ that they see as politically harmful — and which nearly cost them the House majority in 2020 — and toward a more nuanced, measured approach that’s both pro-police and pro-police reform.”