The majority of Democrat voters say they blame “woke politicians” for the soaring violent crime wave seen in cities across America, a new poll has revealed.
According to the latest Harvard/Harris Poll, 52 percent of Democrat voters blame “woke politicians” for the spike in violent crime.
The poll found that 64 percent of American voters overall say woke politicians are responsible for an increase in crime across American communities.
Meanwhile, just 36 percent of Americans blame “other factors.”
While 52 percent of Democrats said woke politicians are responsible for the crime surge, 75 percent of Republicans and 60 percent of swing voters said the same.
Likewise, the overwhelming majority of voters said crime is on the rise where they live, while small minorities believe it is dropping.
About 2 out of 3 voters said crime is increasing — including 55 percent of Democrats, 81 percent of Republicans, and 60 percent of swing voters.
Only 11 percent of voters said they believe crime is dropping.
24 percent said crime levels have remained relatively the same.
Senate conservatives have urged Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration to deploy federal resources to American cities and towns to aid with ongoing surges in violent crime.
A recent mid-year survey shows that violent crime across American cities increased by over four percent in the first six months of 2022.
Compared to 2019 crime rates, some cities have seen a doubling in murders and a 36 percent increase in aggravated assaults.
In just the first six months of this year, Atlanta, Georgia, has seen homicides jump 20 percent, while murders in New Orleans, Louisiana, have increased by almost 40 percent.
Cities in Texas, Maryland, Arizona, and Colorado are seeing higher murder rates this year compared to the same time last year as well.
The Harvard/Harris Poll was conducted online on October 12 and 13.
The poll surveyed more than 2,000 registered voters.