Half of America’s very likely voters think political leaders in some major metropolitan areas — such as Portland and Seattle — are encouraging violent protests by limiting the police response, a new Rasmussen Reviews poll has found.

Voters are also not confident that the a lot-maligned police have been extremely aggressive with violent protesters — only 29 percent considered so, the poll observed.

The phone and on the internet poll discovered that exactly 50 p.c of very likely voters believe politicians are encouraging the violence by hamstringing their have cops.

And 55 % of voters think most reporters detect with the protesters in violent protest situations.

Only five percent say most reporters discover additional with the police, and 33 p.c feel most reporters normally check out to be neutral.

The hole is more substantial when voters are sorted by get together – 72 per cent of Republicans imagine political leaders in protest-torn key cities, such as Portland and Seattle, are exacerbating the violence there.