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Support For Black Lives Matter Declining Across US, Poll Shows

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Support for Black Lives Matter in the US has declined in the 18 months since George Floyd was killed, a new poll shows.

The poll, conducted by Civiqs — an online survey organization associated with the progressive media group Daily Kos — found 44 percent of respondents currently support the BLM movement.

It has dropped from the high of 52 percent of respondents who supported BLM after Floyd was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis in May last year.

Meanwhile, opposition to BLM has spiked over the same timeframe — 44 percent currently oppose it, which is up from 28 percent in the days after Floyd’s killing.

Eleven percent neither support nor oppose BLM and 1 percent remain unsure, according to the poll.

More than half of the respondents who oppose BLM are white, and 82 percent who support the movement are black, the poll found.

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