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Portland Poll Blows Lib Narrative

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A vast majority of residents living in Portland, Oregon, are opposed to defunding the police while a great many would actually like to see more cops patrolling the street, according to a new poll.

A survey released Friday by The Oregonian found that although Portland is so often synonymous with the “defund the police” movement and radical left-wing groups that are in favor of anarchy, a majority of those who live in and around the city actually have sensible options about policing and public safety.

Between April 30 and May 6, a company called DHM Research asked 600 adults in the area, “Thinking about the city of Portland broadly — not just downtown —do you think that the police presence should increase, stay at current levels, or decrease?”

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The response was stunning.

Of those polled living in the Portland metro area, 50 percent of respondents said they feel the police presence should increase, while 24 percent were satisfied with the number of cops on the job.

Of those inside the city of Portland, 42 percent were in favor of adding more officers, while 30 percent said they were satisfied with the current number of officers.

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Only 24 percent of Portland residents wanted to see fewer cops, while a mere 15 percent of metro area respondents wanted their streets less safe.

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