Joe Biden’s clear pivot away radical Democrat efforts to defund police in his State of the Union address is likely less a genuine change of heart and more a realization of what Americans think about the issue.
According to a recent poll of 1,200 registered voters by Scott Rasmussen, 68 percent of voters do not believe that defunding the police will lead to less crime or stronger communities. Just 23 percent say that it will.
Among those who disagree, 50 percent disagree strongly. Of the 23 percent who are for defunding police, 12 percent agree strongly that it will lead to safer communities and less crime.
In addition, this view is rejected across the board among Republicans (80 percent), independents (65 percent) and Democrats (56 percent).
This is coupled with an earlier survey that showed 80 percent of Americans agree that police officers are generally good people who are doing a difficult job.