Narrative Collapse: Only 36% Of Americans Think George Floyd's Death Was 'Murder'

Chris Menahan
Mar. 08, 2021

Last June, sixty percent of Americans thought George Floyd's death was "murder."

From RT, "BLM backfire? US public opinion shifts on George Floyd's death, law & order, as racial divide widens after summer of riots poll":
US public opinion on the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody has shifted since the early days of last year's Black Lives Matter protests, with trust in law enforcement growing after violent unrest in the streets.

Just 36 percent of respondents in a USA Today/Ipsos poll released on Friday described Floyd's death as murder, down from 60 percent last June. The racial divide in how the May 25 tragedy is viewed is startling, with 64 percent of black poll participants and just 28 percent of whites saying Floyd was murdered.

The 24-point plunge in public confidence that Floyd was murdered comes to light just three days before Derek Chauvin, the police officer who was shown on video kneeling on Floyd's neck, is scheduled to go to trial on murder and manslaughter charges. The shift came amid a decline in the BLM movement's credibility and rising trust of law enforcement, and both of those trends coincided with riots across the nation.
You can safely assume even less people believe the media's BS narrative but are just too afraid to say it.

The poll didn't include Floyd's most likely cause of death, which is that he died of an overdose as a result of the deadly level of fentanyl in his system.

The poll left out all other racial groups, no doubt just advance a "black vs white" narrative.
Public trust in BLM has dropped to 50 percent this month from 60 percent last June, the poll showed. Just 42 percent of white respondents said they trusted BLM. Trust in police and local law enforcement swung conversely, rising to 69 percent, including 77 percent of whites and 42 percent of blacks.

But while the racial divide is wide, public opinion has shifted against BLM among both white and black Americans. According to the poll, trust in BLM has dropped 12 percentage points among black people since last June, while trust in the police has jumped 14 points. The percentage of white people who trust BLM fell by eight points, while their trust in police rose 12 points.
"Fewer than one in five (18%) support the movement to 'defund the police,'" IPSOS reported. "Across all demographic groups, support is highest among Democrats -- but even they are primarily opposed (34% support, 39% oppose)."

Our ruling oligarchs are completely out of touch and they're responding to losing public support by taking off the velvet glove and bringing out the iron fist.

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