Most Americans felt safer two years ago when former President Donald Trump was in office, according to a Convention of States Action/Trafalgar Group survey released Thursday.
The poll asked“Do you feel as safe in America today as you did 2 years ago?”
Most, 67.9%, said they did not feel as safe in America today as they did two years ago when Trump was in the White House. 27.1% said they felt safe and 5% remained unsure.
Republicans and Independents, 86.8% and 64.1% respectively, said they did not feel as safe in Biden’s America. Democrats remain relatively divided as a majority, 47.8%, said they felt just as safe today as they did two years ago. However, 44.9% of Democrats said they did not feel as safe.
The survey was conducted September 17-20, 2022 with 1,079 respondents and has a margin of error of +/- 2.9%.
The data comes as American communities continue to experience a crime wave in Biden’s America.
Conservative Legislators – Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Bill Hagerty (R-TN) – sent a letter to President Joe Biden last week calling on the White House to tackle the country’s crime wave, demanding a commitment to enforcement the law, among others.
“Creeping crime is not inevitable – strict law enforcement can stop it,” Blackburn and Hagerty wrote. “But that requires a commitment to law enforcement.”
As Breitbart News reported:
Most notably, Blackburn and Hagerty note recent cases in Memphis, Tennessee, where a 34-year-old kindergarten teacher, Eliza Fletcher, mother of two young boys, was removed and murdered allegedly by convicted felon Cleotha Abston.
In another case last week, 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly has been stopped in Memphis after allegedly committing seven shootings that left four Americans dead. Kelly reportedly broadcast the shooting live on social media.
Due to the rise in assaults and homicides, senators are calling on Biden to roll out federal grant programs to go to law enforcement units fighting violent crimes. Lawmakers also urge Biden to ‘revive Operation Legend’, which ‘was launched by the Trump administration in 2020 and is named after a 4-year-old boy who was shot dead by a stray bullet in Kansas City’ :
This operation deployed federal law enforcement officers to nine major US cities to assist state and local law enforcement partners in the fight against violent crime. From July to December 2020, as part of Operation Legend, more than 6,000 arrests were made, including approximately 467 for homicide, more than 2,600 illegal firearms were seized and more than 17 kilos of fentanyl were seized. In Memphis, this operation resulted in 266 arrests, with 124 people charged with federal crimes of violence or narcotics.
Moreover, lawmakers haven’t ignored the reality of the open border, urging Biden to close it to “prevent the rampant drug and human trafficking and criminal violence that crosses it.”
A recent survey by The Economist/YouGov found Biden underwater on crime, 35% approve and 47% disapprove.