Nearly two-thirds of people are very concerned about the United States’s ability to maintain law and order as the nation faces ongoing racial justice protests, rising violent crime in some cities, and an upcoming presidential election, according to a newly released poll.
Sixty-five percent of adults told Monmouth University pollsters that maintaining law and order across the U.S. is a “major concern,” while 35% described it as a minor problem. Only 8% surveyed between Sept. 3-8 said it is not an issue, the report states.
The figure has dropped in the three months since it spiked to 76% in the days after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while in the custody of Minneapolis police on May 25. However, it remains higher than 51%, the percentage of people who considered it a big problem five years ago.
But it is not clear whether this will help President Trump, who has dubbed himself the