A plurality of Americans believe that crime has increased in their communities over the past year and want funding increased for policing. Nearly one-half also oppose granting amnesty to the millions of foreign nationals who entered the country illegally. These are the key findings of a TIPP poll of 1,306 Americans for the National Sheriffs' Association in late October.
Approximately 90 percent of illegal drugs entering the U.S. flows across the U.S.-Mexico border, causing a spike in violence and death throughout the interior of America.
In the Tucson Sector, including Cochise County, in the first 11 months of this federal fiscal year, there have been 183,000 arrests, 115,000 get-aways, and at least 162 migrants have died in southern Arizona, including 91 in the last month.
Migrants move quickly out of Cochise and the other 30 border counties into America. Many migrants tell us they are quickly transported to northern states, such as New Jersey and Oregon.
Over four in ten respondents (43 percent) believe crime has increased in their community in the last year, while 10% believe it has decreased. Another third (36%) believe it has remained the same. Among those polled, 10% were unsure.
Among regions, nearly half (47%) of respondents in the Western region reported an increase, followed by the Northeast (45%) and the South (43%). Only one-third of those polled in the Midwest (38%) reported an increase.
Over one-half of urban residents (51%) reported a spike in crime, compared to 42% of suburban and 36% of rural residents.
Only 30% of age 18 to 24 reported increase compared to 42% for 25 to 44, 46% for 45 to 64, and 48% for 65+.
Increasing Police Funding
Four in ten (42%) want to increase the police funding, while one in six (17%) want to decrease. One-third (33%) want to maintain funding at the current level.
There was not a significant difference among urban (40%), suburban (43%), and rural (44%) categories.
By region, 45% of South, 43% of West, 40% of Northeast, and 36% of the Midwest support increasing police funding.
Voter's overwhelming made their voice heard on November 2, as Minneapolis residents rejected a measure to replace the police, while in Seattle, a more-pro law enforcement candidate was elected city attorney over a police abolitionist who celebrated property destruction.
Interestingly, most age 65+ respondents (56%) favored an increase, while only 18% of 18 to 24 favored an increase. Age 25-44 (38%) and 45-64 (44%) fell between the lowest and highest age groups.
By race, 48% of White support increased compared to only 31% of Black and 33% of Hispanic.
Nearly one-half (47%) oppose providing amnesty to 7.1 Million foreign nationals who illegally entered the U.S. The intensity of opposition was high, with 36% opposing strongly and 11% opposing somewhat. Over a third (36%) supported providing amnesty, and 17% were not sure.
Amnesty is most popular among Democrats (59%) and liberals (59%). Republicans (72%) and conservatives (62%) oppose the idea. Independents (53%) and moderates (50%) were in between the two extremes.
About The Survey
TechnoMetrica conducted The TIPP Poll, an online survey for the National Sheriffs' Association, from October 27 to October 29. The nationwide study had a sample of 1,306 Americans, 18 or older, and TechnoMetrica's network of panel partners provided the study sample. Upon the study completion, TechnoMetrica weighted the study dataset by gender, age, race, education, and geographical region to mirror known benchmarks such as the U.S. Census. The credibility interval (CI) for the survey is +/- 3.6 percentage points, meaning the study is accurate to within ± 2.8 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, had all Americans been surveyed. Due to smaller sample sizes, subgroups based on gender, age, ethnicity, and region have higher credibility intervals.
About 77% of respondents said that Beijing was 'unfriendly' to the government, while 58% said it was 'unfriendly' to the Taiwanese.
In a poll of 1,072 people, 85% said they supported maintaining the "status quo" between Taiwan and China. In contrast, 7% said that Taiwan should declare independence as soon as possible, and 2% said they supported unification with China.
The survey also showed that 77% of respondents felt that Beijing was "unfriendly" toward Taipei, while 9 percent held the opposite view.
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The poll showed that public opinion remains strongly against Beijing's "one country, two systems" formula, with 86% opposing it and 5% agreeing with it.
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Demonstrators stamped on Haftar and Seif al-Islam Kadhafi posters and voiced anger over a controversial electoral law criticized for bypassing due process and favoring a bid by Haftar.
The protests come at the end of a week that saw Haftar and Kadhafi register to run in the December 24 election, which is part of a United Nations-led process attempting to draw a line under a decade of conflict since the fall and killing of Kadhafi senior in a 2011 revolt.
But the runup to the vote has been marred by bitter divisions over the legal and constitutional framework. Many in western Libya had rejected any run by Haftar, who led a devastating but ultimately unsuccessful campaign to seize the capital before he was pushed back in 2020.
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Speaking at the Manama Dialogue in Bahrain, a platform for governments and experts to debate pressing regional issues, Austin said: "Let's be clear: America's commitment to security in the Middle East is strong and sure."
Austin said Iran's recent actions were not "encouraging," considering Tehran had expanded its nuclear program.
While talks involving Iran are scheduled for the end of November, the Pentagon chief said the U.S. would not allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon.
"The United States remains committed to preventing Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon. And we remain committed to a diplomatic outcome of the nuclear issue," Austin said. "But if Iran isn't willing to engage seriously, then we will look at all of the options necessary to keep the United States secure."
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Saturday that the U.S. was investing in Africa without imposing unsustainable debt levels.
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During a visit to Dakar's Institute Pasteur bio-medical research center, Blinken said the United States was working with partners to generate more financing for vaccine manufacturing in Senegal.
In October, BioNTech signed an agreement with the Institut Pasteur de Dakar and the Rwandan government to construct the first mRNA vaccine facilities in Africa, starting in mid-2022.
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