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Poll: 64 Percent of Likely Black Voters Agree – ‘All Lives Matter’ Is Closest to Their Own Views

By Michael Morris | August 20, 2015 | 2:34pm EDT
In this Dec. 4, 2014 file photo, protestors in Boston hold up signs while chanting "Black Lives Matter" during a demonstration against the deaths of two unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers in New York City and Ferguson, Mo. (AP File Photo/Charles Krupa).

All lives matter. At least, that’s what the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows most Likely U.S. Voters believe.

According to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey published August 20, 2015, when asked, “Which statement is closest to your own—black lives matter or all lives matter? Or does neither statement reflect your point of view?” Seventy-eight percent (78%) of “Likely U.S. Voters said ‘all lives matter.’”

Despite the consistent leftist media narrative, a mere eleven percent (11%) say “black lives matter” reflects their views, and nine percent (9%) “say that neither statement reflects their point of view. (To see survey question wording, click here.)”

The survey gets even more interesting when it is broken down demographically.

According to the survey, only “[t]hirty-one percent (31%) of black voters say black lives matter is closest to their own views … .” Ten percent (10%) of minority voters and nine percent (9%) of whites say that black lives matter is closest to their own views. Meanwhile, a whopping sixty-four percent of blacks say “all lives matter” is closest to their own views, with eighty-one percent (81%) of whites and seventy-six percent (76%) of other minority voters in agreement.

Likely U.S. Voters, it seems, are also quite skeptical of politicians who deal with racial issues.

When asked, “Do politicians raise racial issues to address real problems or to get elected?” only seventeen percent (17%) say they believe that politicians “raise those issues to address real problems,” while seventy percent (70%) say they do so just to get elected. “Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided.”

This apparent skepticism breaks down similarly along demographic lines. Sixty-six percent (66%) of blacks agree with seventy-one percent (71%) of whites and sixty-six (66%) of other minority voters that most politicians just raise these issues to get elected. “Only 22% of black voters think politicians raise these issues to address real problems, a view shared by 16% of whites and 18% of other minority voters.”

“The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 17-18, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.”

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