Undated) — A new poll finds fewer than one in five Americans support the Defund the Police movement. The Ipsos/USA TODAY poll out this morning shows only 18-percent of people surveyed say they support the movement while 58-percent oppose it. Sixty-seven percent of white Americans and 84-percent of Republicans oppose “defund the police” and only 28-percent of Blacks and 34-percent of Democrats support it.
The poll comes out on the day jury selection is scheduled to begin in the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd. The unarmed Black man died after the officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes last May.