Poll: For the first time since 2018, several registered voters oppose the BLM

More registered voters oppose the Black Life Matter (BLM) movement for the first time since May 2018, the ongoing CIVIQS poll showed.

Forty-four percent of respondents said they oppose the BLM movement, compared to 43 percent who support it. Twelve percent said they “don’t support or oppose” and one percent “aren’t sure”.

Registered voters who responded to the poll were asked, “Do you support or oppose the Black Lives movement is important?”

A man holds a Black Lives Matter sign as a police car burns during a protest on May 29, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Demonstrations are taking place across the U.S. after George Floyd died in police custody on May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage / Getty Images)

Disaggregated by age groups, more in the 50-64 and 65-year-olds groups were more likely to oppose the movement, while more respondents in the 18-34 and 35-49 age groups said they supported it. In addition, 52 percent of men oppose the movement, while 50 percent of women support the movement.

While a majority (85 percent) of Democrats surveyed support the movement, a majority (86 percent) of Republican respondents oppose the movement. Interestingly, more independent respondents opposed the movement, nearly half (49 percent), compared with only 34 percent of independents who supported the BLM.

This is the first time since May 3, 2018 that the poll showed a higher percentage of registered voters who oppose the movement than they support it. This was opposed by 39 percent of respondents at the time, compared to 38 percent who supported the movement.

CIVIQS ongoing survey from October 28, he says as of April 25, 2017, 278,076 responses have been followed.

The CIVIQS tracking model is meant capture shifts in the relationship of different groups over time in all 50 countries. These changes can occur over time or quickly.

Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow him Twitter.

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