The Stop-and and Frisk policy in New York City has been controversial for years.
But a new poll suggests that the public has become more accepting of it.
It shows that the support for the policy has fallen by a significant amount since last year.
The poll by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and the Brennan Center for Justice shows that 46 percent of Americans support stop-and, frisk, and only 29 percent oppose it.
The number of Democrats who support stop and frisk has dropped from 50 percent in 2016 to 28 percent in 2018.
In addition, support for stop- and frisks has grown in the suburbs.
Only 19 percent of New York respondents support stop.
Support for stop and searches has increased in suburban communities, with 71 percent of those in the New York suburbs saying they support the policy.
A full 76 percent of suburban voters support stop searches.
In a more comprehensive poll of New Yorkers, PRRI and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials found that stop-to-search policies are popular with more than half of New Jersey residents.
Support was even higher in the Bronx (54 percent), where a majority of respondents said they supported the policy in 2018 compared to just 23 percent in 2017.
There is one caveat to the PRRI-NALEO poll.
The New York poll was conducted online and the numbers could be influenced by the fact that New York residents are likely to be more likely to participate in local and national elections.
That said, it is likely that the vast majority of New Yorker voters would prefer a policy that is not controversial.
That’s because a large majority of them would prefer that the policies that they supported not be subject to judicial review.
So in the end, it’s not clear whether the policies have actually had a negative effect on the number of stops or whether they are actually getting people off the streets.
Still, PRRIs poll shows that support for stops and friscases is on the rise in the US.
And it seems like this has been a trend that’s been on the decline for a while.