Wisconsin poll finds 61% support for Black Lives Matters protests

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new Wisconsin poll finds that 61% of respondents support Black Lives Matters protests happening across the nation.

The latest Marquette Law School poll released Wednesday was conducted before protests in Madison saw two statues torn down and a state senator assaulted by protesters.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports the poll also found 72% of respondents said they have a favorable view of police compared with 59% who said they have a positive view of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Only 30% of respondents said they approve of President Donald Trump's handling of ongoing protests following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis while 58% said they disapprove of Trump's handling of protests.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.

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