Trafalgar Group poll of U.S. voters from the Democrat Party shows majority believe “the strict gun laws in most major cities” do not curb “current retail crime surge.”
- The poll showed that just over 47% of all respondents believe the gun controls make “no difference,” and more than 37% believe the laws end up making crime sprees “worse.”
- 53.8% of Democrat respondents said the gun controls make “no difference” in the crime spree, while 16.1% said the controls actually make it “worse.”
- 54.6% of Republican respondents said the gun laws are making the crime spree worse, and 38.1% said the laws make no difference.
- Almost 51% of respondents with no party affiliation said the gun controls make “no difference.”
- The Trafalgar survey was conducted on behalf of the nonprofit Convention of States Action, which advocates for returning federal powers to the states.
- The poll was conducted December 17, 2021, through December 22, 2021.
WHAT THE TRAFALGAR GROUP FOUNDER SAID:
- The findings match a previous polling pattern that reveals a growing voter pushback against progressive police reform, according to pollster Robert Cahaly, who formed Trafalgar Group in 2016.
- “There seems to be a growing consensus among urban residents that less police, releasing criminals and failure to prosecute are making them feel less safe,” Cahaly said. “They are frustrated that unlike most who live in rural and suburban areas, city residents don’t feel they have the right to protect themselves due to gun restrictions that only hurt law-abiding citizens.”