Majority of Voters in New York Reject 'Anti-Cop' Narrative, Want More Police: Poll
New Yorkers reject 'defund the police' movement
The majority of likely New York voters in the upcoming Democratic mayoral primary have seemingly rejected the "defund the police" narrative and want more police in their neighborhoods.
New York residents seemed to have had a change of heart and did a U-turn on the far-left anti-police narrative following violent crimes plaguing the city.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio will soon be replaced, likely by another Democrat, but that person will have to face the fact that almost three-quarters of likely voters want more cops.
A recent poll conducted by NY1/Ipsos asked New York residents about policing in their communities.
When asked if they agreed or disagreed with the statement “The NYPD should put more officers on the street,” residents responded in one of five ways.
Out of likely voters in the coming primary race, 41 percent strongly agreed that more officers were needed patrolling New York City’s streets.
An additional 31 percent said they somewhat agreed more cops were needed.
Eleven percent of those who answered the question somewhat disagreed that more officers are needed, nine percent strongly opposed more cops, and eight percent said they didn’t know how to answer.
The result means 72 percent of the poll’s respondents who said they would likely vote in the primary wanted more police.
Just 20 percent opposed the idea of extra police on the streets.
3,249 New York City residents were surveyed by the NY1/Ipsos poll, 906 being Democratic likely voters, from May 17 to 31, 2021, with a credibility interval of plus or minus 2.4 percentage points.
The poll highlights that de Blasio and other Democrats have failed with their 'anti police' narrative.
New Yorkers were the first to feel the results of police budgets being cut amid exploding crime rates.
Neon Nettle reported last year that the majority of victims in the recent surge in shootings and murders in New York City under Mayor Bill de Blasio's watch are overwhelmingly black people, according to New York City Police Department data.
In June 2020, 194 shooting incidents involved black victims, a 177% increase from the 70 recorded in June 2019, NYPD Incident Level Data revealed.
Twenty-seven of those incidents were classified as murders, which is a 170% year-over-year increase from the ten black people murdered in June 2019.
More recently, a leading national police union warned that the "Defund the Police" movement has led to a sharp rise in "ambush-style" shooting attacks against law enforcement officers.
The number of cops shot in 2021 has already reached 128 so far.
According to the National Fraternal Order of Police, the figure is an uptick from the previous year, and the number of "ambush-style" attacks on law enforcement is particularly on the rise.