“Two weeks before the 2022 midterms, fear of crime is second only to worries over inflation and recession. Both issues — personal security and economic security — affect voters directly”

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
Violent Crime Is Driving a Red Wave
Charles Lipson
October 25, 2022

…Voters get the point — and they don’t like it. They link the rise in crime to Democratic policies, to their unwillingness to make public safety a high priority, to their refusal to enforce the law. Voters are saying they want more public safety, which means more policing, not less. They don’t think their position is racist because they want fair, unbiased treatment of blacks, whites, Hispanics, and Asians. They don’t want to ignore persistent poverty and crime in inner cities. They want effective programs to deal with them. But they do not believe, as progressives do, that these problems are somehow due mainly to “white supremacy.” On the contrary, voters have witnessed a steep, longterm decline in those noxious attitudes. READ MORE

WALL STREET JOURNAL A More Diverse America Turns Against Racial Preferences 74% of Americans oppose the use of race in college admissions. Even more surprising, 68% of Hispanics, 63% of Asians and 59% of blacks also opposed it.” Even California, a state that voted nearly 2 to 1 for Joe Biden affirmed its opposition to racial preferences.

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