The American people have just slapped anti-cop Democrats with a reality check after a new poll has revealed that the vast majority of voters want to increase police funding.
According to the new Politico/Morning Consult survey, a staggering 69 percent of Americans believe increasing police funding will decrease crime “a lot” or “some.”
Only twenty-two percent of respondents said increasing funding for the police would not decrease crime.
Another 10 percent said they had no opinion.
It gets worse for Democratic lawmakers hoping to hold their seats in the looming midterms, however.
The survey found that 49 percent believe that defunding the police was the major reason for the uptick in violent crime across the country.
“The defund police movement is dead in New York City and good riddance,” Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY) said.
“And any elected official who’s advocating for the abolition and or even the defunding of police is out of touch with reality and should not be taken seriously.”
Additionally, twenty percent of the respondents said that decreasing funding for police departments would actually lower crime.
But a clear and frightening majority for the Dem Party, 68 percent of respondents, said it would not.
The results of the poll are not enough to dissuade all Democrats, however.
Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) just vowed that she will double down on her “defund the police” efforts throughout the midterms.
Bush said: “I always tell fellow Democrats, ‘If you all had fixed this before I got here, I wouldn’t have to say these things.’
“’Defund the police’ is not the problem,” she claims.
“We dangled the carrot in front of people’s faces and said we can get it done and that Democrats deliver when we haven’t totally delivered.
“If Republicans take the majority, it’s just done as far as trying to get the legislation across.
Bush was asked if Democrats want her to stop using the toxic slogan so they stand a chance in the 2022 midterms.
“Oh, absolutely,” she said.
“I’ve had colleagues walk up to me and say that ‘defund the police’ doesn’t help in their districts.”
“If we couldn’t get George Floyd done back when millions of people were marching in the street, then how do we expect to get more than one thing done on policing over the next few years,” she said about breaking up the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act into smaller pieces to pass it.
— The Hill (@thehill) February 9, 2022
Axios: “Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) says she’s not going to stop using the slogan ‘defund the police’ ahead of this fall’s midterms — even though some of her colleagues have made that request” https://t.co/Qj2tysdU4H
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) February 9, 2022