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Likely U.S. voters believe violent crime is getting worse and President Joe Biden can’t handle it.

According to a Rasmussen Reports national phone and online survey, 65 percent of likely U.S. voters said violent crime in the country is getting worse. Fifty percent of voters said they are not confident in Biden’s ability to deal with the problem, including 35 percent who are not at all confident.

Forty-six percent of voters said they are confident Biden can deal with the issue.

Since last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests, homicide and other violent crime has soared. Seventy-two percent of Republicans said violent crime in America is getting worse while 59 percent of Democrats and 65 percent of unaffiliated voters agree.

Predictably, 77 percent of Democrats are confident in Biden’s ability to deal with the issue. But just 20 percent of Republicans and 36 percent of unaffiliated voters share that confidence.

Author: Jacob Hall