Excerpt from The Daily Wire
Written by Aaron Bandler
A new poll shows that the despite the poisonous rhetoric from the Black Lives Matter crowd, respect for police officers has increased significantly over the past year.
A Gallup poll released on Monday found that 76 percent of Americans said they respected their local police officers "a great deal," close to the all-time high of 77 percent in 1967. Gallup first started this particular survey in 1965.
Among political ideology, conservatives had the most respect for cops, at 85 percent. Self-described moderates and liberals were recorded at 72 percent and 71 percent, respectively. The results were similar among political parties: 86 percent of Republicans said they have "a great deal" of respect for cops, as did 75 percent of Independents and 68 percent of Democrats.