CRIME: SERIOUS ISSUE
Among voters nationwide
Seriousness of problem: How serious a problem is crime in the United States?
Very/somewhat serious: 81%
Minor/not a problem: 16%
RON’S COMMENT: This poll shows that crime is a big issue across the nation. Democrats who fear even using the word “crime” in their campaigns are clearly misreading voter concerns.
- Big majorities of all voters agree: 81% of Whites, 84% of Blacks, 84% of Hispanics, 74% of Biden voters and 92% of Trump voters believe crime is a very or somewhat serious problem. Only 23% of Biden voters say it’s a minor problem or not a problem.
Personal concern: How concerned are you that you or one of your loved ones will be the victim of a crime?
Very/somewhat concerned: 47%
Not too concerned/not concerned at all: 52%
RON’S COMMENT: 44% of Whites, 59% of Blacks, 61% of Hispanics, 45% of Biden voters and 52% of Trump voters are very or somewhat concerned that they or one of their loved ones will be a victim of crime. Note that a higher percentage of Blacks are concerned about being a crime victim than are Trump voters (59% vs. 52%).