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Poll: 74% Say Floyd Killing Illustrates Racial Injustice Issues

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A man stands in front of a line of police officers after a peaceful march to mourn the death of George Floyd in downtown Houston, Texas on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (Mark Felix/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 05 June 2020 07:28 AM

Nearly three-quarters of Americans said the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis is indicative of larger problems regarding law enforcement and African Americans, a new poll finds.

Key results in the ABC News/Ipsos poll:

  • 74% said Floyd's killing shows there are issues with how police deal with African Americans. In December 2014 after other high-profile police killings of blacks, that figure was at 43%.
  • 26% said the episode involving Floyd, who died after a police officer held a knee to his neck for nearly nine minutes, was an isolated incident.
  • 70% of whites, 94% of blacks, 75% of Hispanics, 92% of Democrats, 55% of Republicans, and 71% of independents said the Floyd killing illustrates a rift between blacks and law enforcement.
  • Just 32% approve of how President Donald Trump is handling the aftermath of the incident, with 66% disapproving.
  • 69% of Republicans approve of Trump's handling of the Floyd situation, compared with 84% of Republicans who approve of his job dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

The nation has dealt with several days of protests, some of them violent, in response to Floyd's death on May 25. On Monday, Trump was criticized after federal law enforcement officers and agents cleared the area near the White House using force to make way for Trump to walk to a church.

Trump has also been criticized by former members of his administration in recent days for how he's grappling with the Floyd crisis.

The poll was conducted from June 3-4 among 706 U.S. adults. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.

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