According to a new Morning Consult poll 58% support calling in the U.S military to supplement city police forces compared to only 30% who oppose.
Democrats were highly critical of President Trump’s warning he would bring in the military to stop riots if governors did not call in the national guard and quell the chaos effectively on their own.
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DailyCaller reports the majority of Americans support calling in the military to “supplement” police forces as they “address” protests over the death of George Floyd, a new poll released Tuesday shows.
Fifty-eight percent of registered voters of the Morning Consult poll said they were in favor of bringing in the military. And 33% of respondents said they “strongly support” the use of military for such purposes, with 25% “somewhat” supporting it.
Eleven percent of registered voters said they “somewhat oppose” the measure, and 19 percent said they “strongly oppose” it.
Older Americans were the most supportive of using the military, with 68% of people aged 65 and up in favor of it to some extent. Generation Z (defined as those born between 1997 and 2012) had the lowest level of support for the use of the military, with 30% saying they supported it to some degree.
The poll also found that 71% of registered voters supported calling in the National Guard to supplement police forces — 18% opposed the measure, and 11% said they didn’t know or had no opinion.
Over 40% of respondents said they “strongly support” bringing in the National Guard, and just 11% said they strongly opposed it.
Generation Z expressed the least amount of support for the measure, with 36% supporting it. Older Americans were the most supportive. Nearly 90% of people aged 65 and up said that they supported bringing in the National Guard, and 57% said they strongly supported it.