From the 2016 Cooperative Congressional Election Study we see that outside the progressive wing of the Democrat party, there is little desire to defund the police:
Body cameras are even more popular on the left than on the right. Whether or not this holds remains to be seen. Rhetorically, it’ll be tough for the left to backtrack on body cameras, but they often lead to outcomes the left disapproves of. The cops arresting George Floyd when he died are likely going to be legally exonerated on account of their body camera footage. Floyd said he couldn’t breathe before being pinned on his stomach, said he had COVID, and was resisting arrest from the get go. Cutting off funding to police departments is one way for progressives to extract themselves from the corner they’ve backed themselves into.
The Drug War, like all the Forever Wars, are not very popular among the electorate. They are, however, how the uniparty pols butter their bread. And so they’re not going away until the empire itself does.
CCES variables used: CC16_328, CC16_422a, CC16_422b, CC16_422c, CC16_422d