GOP seizes on 'defund the police' to galvanize base

Source: The Hill - View Original Article
Published: Jun 28, 2020
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70% Liberal


Bias Score Calculation:

71% Positive Sentiment + Policies: Welfare = 71% Liberal
29% Negative Sentiment + Policies: Welfare = 29% Conservative
48% Positive Sentiment + Policies: Anti-Discrimination Laws = 48% Liberal
52% Negative Sentiment + Policies: Anti-Discrimination Laws = 52% Conservative


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97% "Trump slams Illinois governor, mayor over violence in Chicago, calls for 'law and order"
93% "Trump not wearing a mask is 'cowardly' Karl Rove says Trump is 'behind' in presidential race"
90% "It's going to create a great opportunity for Republicans to bring back the suburbs, win these key seats in the states we gotta win, and I think it's going to benefit the president as well."
88% "This is their primary job, keeping their citizens safe."
79% "The spot was part of television and digital buys in Atlanta, Tampa, Charlotte, Minneapolis, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, and Dallas."
70% "Don't let them put your family in danger."
68% "' MORE's criticism of the movement."
60% "Trump has also repeatedly vowed to protect the police and come down hard on protesters following instances of violence that have popped up amid the largely peaceful protests."
50% "New York City and Los Angeles are among major cities looking into cutting funding for their police force."
-51% ". Among the attack ads being used, the State Government Leadership Fund (SGLF), a policy group that works with the RSLC, released an ad targeting Democrats on defunding the police."
-61% "But Trump, and now down-balled Republicans, have doubled down on law and order as a campaign theme in recent weeks."
-72% "A Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released to The Hill this week found 72 percent of respondents saying police departments should not be defunded, while 28 percent said the departments should be defunded."
-73% "It's going to boil down to simply, do you want to fund the police department, and you want real leadership and you want to heal the divide in this country, or do you want to defund your police department and have lawlessness and chaos in this country, Chambers, the head of the RSLC, said."
-81% "Shay Hawkins, a Black Republican candidate running for Ohio's 6th State House District, said the responsibility for reform should lie with local politicians who oversee police departments."
-96% "referred to defund the police as one of the worst slogans ever in an event with The Washington Post this month."

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

97% : Trump slams Illinois governor, mayor over violence in Chicago, calls for 'law and order
93% : Trump not wearing a mask is 'cowardly' Karl Rove says Trump is 'behind' in presidential race
92% : "It's something that I think both sides can agree on, but unfortunately those on one side of the aisle want to take money away from them."
90% : "It's going to create a great opportunity for Republicans to bring back the suburbs, win these key seats in the states we gotta win, and I think it's going to benefit the president as well."
88% : "This is their primary job, keeping their citizens safe."
87% : And it hasn't affected my campaign negatively because people are like you are the best spokesperson for this," she told The Hill
86% : "I feel like I'm in one of those crazy positions because I'm in the military
84% : Still, most Democratic leaders, including former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPelosi:
82% : had been for 17 years.
79% : Hamilton, who's also married to a police officer, said the voters she's spoken with have largely voiced support for law enforcement, adding that most of the negative comments directed at her over her support for police have been on social media from people who live outside the district.
79% : The spot was part of television and digital buys in Atlanta, Tampa, Charlotte, Minneapolis, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, and Dallas.
76% : Meanwhile, Minneapolis's city council voted earlier this month to dismantle the policy department in favor of a community-led public safety approach after Floyd's death.
74% : Though initially a core platform of the Black Lives Matter movement, the policy has gained traction among a wider swath of protesters and progressive activists after the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.
73% : The attacks by Republicans in state and congressional races reflect their belief that a movement that has gained traction amid nationwide protests roiling the country will galvanize their base ahead of November, citing polling that shows Americans remain skeptical of taking funds away from police.
71% : Those in favor of defunding police departments argue that police departments are currently over-funded and call for reallocating some of their funding to social services or push for alternative public safety forces.
70% : "Don't let them put your family in danger."
68% : ' MORE's criticism of the movement.
66% : Trump's declining standing has also raised fears that it would hurt Republicans in down-ballot races.
66% : "This is going to create a huge divide on their side," he added.
61% : The Republican push to seize on defund the police as a campaign theme comes as polls show Trump falling behind to Biden in national polls and a slew of battleground states, as voters express misgivings about the White House's response to the coronavirus pandemic and the racial protests hitting the country.
60% : And then on top of that I'm Black," she told The Hill.
60% : Trump has also repeatedly vowed to protect the police and come down hard on protesters following instances of violence that have popped up amid the largely peaceful protests.
57% : "Radical liberals are fighting for a police-free future," a narrator says.
55% : "I do believe that there needs to be reform around procedures and how confrontation is handled," he said.
54% : Republicans are seizing on calls to "defund the police" in down-ballot races across the country, taking their cues from President TrumpDonald John TrumpMiami-Dade to close beaches for July Fourth weekend over coronavirus fears Oklahoma reporter tests positive for COVID-19 after attending at Trump's Tulsa rally
54% : The Hill's Campaign Report: New York congressional candidates set to make LGBTQ history MORE, have expressed opposition to defunding the police, even as they call for police reform.
54% : And then my husband's a police officer.
51% : Gridlock mires chances of police reform deal MORE (D-Calif.)
51% : That has given Republicans eyeing Congressional and legislative races across the country an opening to seize on the issue.
50% : New York City and Los Angeles are among major cities looking into cutting funding for their police force.
49% : . Among the attack ads being used, the State Government Leadership Fund (SGLF), a policy group that works with the RSLC, released an ad targeting Democrats on defunding the police.
48% : Tamika Hamilton -- a Black GOP Air Force veteran challenging Rep. John GaramendiJohn Raymond GaramendiPeace Corps faces uncertain future with no volunteers in field Overnight Defense: Aircraft carrier captain removed from duty after pleading for help with outbreak |
48% : in California's 3rd District -- said she's made hundreds of calls to voters within the last week to discuss her position on police reform, which she feels needs to protect "civil rights of the community, as well as the police officers and we also need to make sure that those bad apples are held accountable."
41% : Despite the opposition by many national Democrats, the move to defund the police has gained traction in some cities across the country.
41% : "I've felt a lot of responsibility on all fronts to speak out on it.
39% : Meanwhile, 57 percent of Americans said they opposed the term "defund the police," but supported major reforms to departments, according to a Politico/Morning Consult survey released last week.
39% : But Trump, and now down-balled Republicans, have doubled down on "law and order" as a campaign theme in recent weeks.
37% : "The people we're really after in the 2020 election that are going to determine these elections from the top of the ticket all the way down know exactly what defund the police means, and they're scared to death of it."
32% : "Politicians have failed and now their solution is to basically blame a group of employees [police], 99.9 percent of which are probably not bad actors," Hawkins said.
28% : A Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released to The Hill this week found 72 percent of respondents saying police departments should not be defunded, while 28 percent said the departments should be defunded.
27% : . "I haven't spoken to any voter who thinks that defunding or abolishing the police is a rational idea," Douglas said.
27% : "It's going to boil down to simply, do you want to fund the police department, and you want real leadership and you want to heal the divide in this country, or do you want to defund your police department and have lawlessness and chaos in this country," Chambers, the head of the RSLC, said.
24% : The ad, titled "Danger," shows a mother portrayed by an actor calling the police amid a break-in and being told by a 9-1-1 operator that an officer was not available, as images of her husband and child flash on the screen.
23% : Trump to expand use of defense law to build ventilators | Hospital ships receiving few patients Aircraft carrier captain removed from duty after pleading for help with coronavirus outbreak MORE (D-Calif.)
21% : The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - As virus concerns grow, can it get worse for Trump?
19% : Shay Hawkins, a Black Republican candidate running for Ohio's 6th State House District, said the responsibility for reform should lie with local politicians who oversee police departments.
17% : Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Karen BassKaren Ruth BassJames Carville on Biden VP pick: Wouldn't care if it was Sarah Palin, 'I just want to win this thing'
12% : Will Douglas, a biracial GOP candidate running for Texas's 113th State House District in Dallas, called the push to defund police departments "absurd" in an interview with The Hill
11% : "It's not the term that is not popular with people across the country, it's the policy and the actual plan," said Austin Chambers, the president of the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC).
4% : referred to "defund the police" as "one of the worst slogans ever" in an event with The Washington Post this month.

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