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Black Lives Matter support drops 12 percent over summer, poll finds

Added 09-17-20 10:18:02am EST - “Support for the Black Lives Matter movement has cratered over the past three months ?" as some protests led by the group have devolved into violence and looting, a new poll has found. A majori?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Black Lives Matter support drops 12 percent over summer, poll finds”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Support for the Black Lives Matter movement has cratered over the past three months — as some protests led by the group have devolved into violence and looting, a new poll has found.

A majority of American adults — 55 percent — said they either strongly or somewhat supported BLM now, a decrease from 67 percent in June, according to the Pew Research Center survey released Wednesday.

The percentage of those who say they strongly support the movement is also down, from 38 percent three months ago to 29 percent now.

The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25 reinvigorated the movement, which launched in 2013 following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin’s death. Floyd’s death sparked demonstrations and riots nationwide that have escalated with clashes between protesters and police.

Among party lines, support from Republicans plummeted from 37 percent in June to about 16 percent in September, the survey found.

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