Voters Who Have Experienced Violent Protests Strongly Prefer Trump

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A recent poll for Rasmussen shows that President Donald Trump has a strong approval rating from those Americans who have experienced violent protests in their communities.

The poll finds that 42% of likely U.S. votes have had anti-police protests in their communities this summer. Nearly half of them – 48% – say those protests have turned violent.

Among the voters who have experienced violent protests in their communities, 63% strongly approve of the job President Trump is doing, as opposed to 35% who strongly disapprove.

76% of these voters rate violent protests as important to their vote. That includes 54% who say they are very important.

Critics say Democratic leaders only began to speak out against the protests once they saw their poll numbers being affected.

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