Erica Ingram, a lifelong Democrat whose 24-year-old son was shot and died in front of their Cleveland house in 2019, stated that she is leaning heavily toward voting for Republicans in the upcoming election.
Ingram singled out Ohio Republican U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance, telling NBC News that he best reflects her current frame of mind.
“I can see him having compassion as to where the Democrats don’t have no compassion,” she said. “They’re, like, weak. They don’t fight hard enough as to where the Republicans get up there and they pull out all stops.”
NBC: After her son was murdered in Cleveland, this lifelong Democrat has decided to vote Republican for the first time.
"She believes Democrats are not taking spikes in crimes here, and across the country, seriously enough." pic.twitter.com/ULvstQ8c1Y
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NBC News reported, citing data from the Cleveland Police Department, that the city recorded 179 murders in 2020, its highest total ever, followed by 165 murders in 2021, its second-highest total.
A Gallup poll conducted in April indicated that anxiety over crime and violence is at its highest level since 2016, with 53% expressing “great idea.”
When coupled with those who are “somewhat concerned,” the percentage soared to 80 percent.
Americans' concern about crime and violence in the U.S. has edged up in the past year, and for the first time since 2016, a majority (53%) say they personally worry a "great deal" about crime.
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In the eyes of the American people, it is not unexpected that Republicans retain a big lead in the area of crime control, especially given the left’s full defund the police campaign in 2020, during which Biden remained largely mute.
According to an April ABC/Washington Post survey, Republicans had a 12-point edge over Democrats.
“That’s a marked shift from last summer, when Americans were about evenly divided on which party is better positioned to contend with crime,” the Washington Post reported.
Last month’s recall of San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin demonstrates voter discontent with the progressives’ approach to addressing crime.
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Further south in Los Angeles, over 700,000 residents signed documents seeking to have their county’s district attorney, George Gascón recalled as well, citing his weak-on-crime policies.
These are two very obviously two Democrat-dominated cities, yet even there the left has lost a handle of where the people are concerning crime and violence.
The Associated Press reported last month that Democrats are doing more than saying they’ll vote Republican this election, they’re actually changing their party affiliation.
“More than 1 million voters across 43 states have switched to the Republican Party over the last year,” according to voter registration data analyzed by the news organization. CONTINUE READING…