Poll: 57% have negative view of Black Lives Matter movement

Poll: 57% have negative view of Black Lives Matter movement
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[Ed. – The break among blacks seems to run right in line with their Democrat-Republican voting patterns.  It’s actually surprising that 21% of Republicans have a positive view of the movement.]

A majority of Americans has an unfavorable view of Black Lives Matter, although opinions on the protest movement cut sharply along racial and partisan lines, according to a new poll.

Overall, 43 percent of voters have a positive view of Black Lives Matter, compared with 57 percent who have a negative view of the movement, the latest Harvard-Harris survey found.

Only 35 percent of whites have a favorable view of the movement, while 83 percent of blacks have a favorable view.

Twenty-one percent of Republicans have a positive view of the movement. That figure dips to 18 percent among those who voted for President Trump.

Meanwhile, 65 percent of Democrats and 66 percent of those who voted for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton support the movement.

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