Over the course of the last 18 months, Americans have complained about a descent into madness taking place on our streets. Violent crime has erupted from coast to coast, fueled in part by the media’s exaltation of the Antifa mobs and perpetual state of riot that we see in Portland, Oregon.
Some have suggested that we’ve always been this way. That America’s tumult is a feature, not a fluke.
A new survey refutes that idea, however, and give us a reality check on where the national mood is.
Most Americans felt safer two years ago when former President Donald Trump was in office, a Convention of States Action/Trafalgar Group survey released Thursday found.
The survey asked, “Do you feel as safe in America today as you did 2 years ago?”
The poll painted quite the picture.
Most, 67.9 percent, said they do not feel as safe in America today as they did two years ago when Trump was in the White House. Another 27.1 percent said they do feel as safe, and five percent remain unsure.
Both Republicans and independents, 86.8 percent and 64.1 percent, respectively, said they do not feel as safe in Biden’s America. Democrats remain relatively split, as a plurality, 47.8 percent, said they feel just as safe today as they did two years ago. However, 44.9 percent of Democrats said they do not feel as safe.
Now the only question is: Can America survive the second half of Biden’s first term, (and likely his presidency)?