POLL: White Democrats Approve of Violence to Further Their Political Goals

A recent poll has found that white liberals are more likely to agree that violence is justified to push their political goals than people on the right.

The results were reported by the American National Elections Studies, which was founded by the National Science Foundation in 1977. The Time Series Study has been conducted since 1948 before and after U.S. general elections.

Poll respondents were asked: “How much do you feel it is justified for people to use violence to pursue their political goals in this country?” They were presented with answers including “Not at all,” “A little,” “A moderate amount,” A lot,” and “A great deal.” The poll was conducted with 8,280 interviews.

Part of the study was recently shared on Twitter by commentator Jordan Peterson:

The graph Peterson shared shows several political groups and the percentage of respondents who answered “Not at all” to the question: “How much do you feel it is justified for people to use violence to pursue their political goals in this country?

Those on the right were not much interested in using violence to push their political agenda.

Only 95.8% of “very conservative” white respondents said violence should never be used for a political agenda (93.3% in 2016). “Conservative” respondents were nearly identical, with 95% disavowing political violence in 2020 (93.3% in 2016).

But the question does not look good on the left.

The poll found that only 66.5% of “very liberal” white respondents said it was wrong to use violence. That means that over a third of “very liberal” Americans would justify using some or a “great deal” of violence. In the 2016 survey, the percent of “very liberal” respondents willing to endorse political violence was much higher at 86.9%.

Also, 82.8% who said they were “liberal” also said they were against political violence, down from 88.1% in 2016.

So-called moderates were also not looking great, here. The poll found that 85.8 percent said they were against political violence.

Notice what this means. It means that only those on the right stood against violence.

That goes quite against the lies of the left and their lapdogs in the media, huh?

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.
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