A disturbing poll was just released that verifies that the Leftist mainstream media’s efforts to legitimize and even normalize political violence is paying off. About one-third of YouGov’s 5900 poll respondents believe that violence is justified if their opponents win.
For example, the poll says 26 percent of participants who self-identified as “very liberal” think there is a “great deal” of grounds to conduct political violence if their presidential candidate loses the election. Whereas, only 16 percent of those who identify as “very conservative” said the same if their candidate is defeated. Despite the differences between people of differing political views, both results are alarmingly high.
“In September, 44 percent of Republicans and 41 percent of Democrats said there would be at least ‘a little’ justification for violence if the other party’s nominee wins the election,” poll researchers state. “Those figures are both up from June, when 35 percent of Republicans and 37 percent of Democrats expressed the same sentiment.”
Think about it, in just three years the amount of people who felt political violence was justified if their side lost has quadrupled. The Leftist media has been promoting political violence since the Baltimore riots, and ramped up their support after the election of Donald Trump. In most instances, the riots were made out to be peaceful when, in fact, they were not.
It’s one thing when someone uses violence in order to defend themselves, but what outlets like CNN and MSNBC have done is not only radicalized people on the Left but also on the Right. There is no excuse for anyone, no matter what their views are, to conduct mayhem resulting from political loss. However, if there is any blame to be made it is at the feet of the Leftist media and their influencers (like Don Lemon, Chris Cuomo, and Nicolle Wallace) who have huge platforms to make it all possible.