A poll conducted in Oakland, California by the city’s Chamber of Commerce reveals how silly the world is becoming. The people were asked if they favoured cutting police funding, the majority dutifully answered with a politically correct yes. Then they asked them a second question. Did they want the number of police officers to be increased, stay the same or be reduced?
The Daily Wire explains the confusion:
A new poll commissioned by the Oakland, California, Chamber of Commerce has found that a majority of residents support defunding the police, but also want to keep the number of police officers the same or increase the number of police officers on the force. […]
When it came to defunding the police, 56% of respondents said they supported doing so, including 35% of whom “strongly” supported doing so. Only 36% of residents expressed opposition to defunding the police, and 8% weren’t sure about defunding the police. […]
In total, 31% of respondents wanted to increase the number of police officers, while 27% of respondents wanted to keep the number of officers the same. Only 27% of respondents wanted to reduce the number of police officers. Yet another 15% of respondents were unsure about how to answer the question.
And guess what, at 70%, Africa Americans were the one group who most wanted the number of police officers to stay the same or be increased.
The groups including Black Lives Matter pushing for defunding the police are being driven by left-wing extremists. They do not represent the views of Black Americans. READ: 81% of Black Americans Want To Maintain or Increase Police Presence in Their Neighborhood
A nation-wide poll conducted in July revealed that 73% of Americans want police funding to stay the same or be increased. READ: New poll shows very few Americans want to defund police