Clinton Pollster: Dems ‘Indefensibly Elitist’ On Crime

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, speaks during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on August 12, 2022. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Former President Bill Clinton’s pollster Stanley Greenberg ripped his party’s candidates, saying they are “out of touch” and “indefensibly elitist” on crime.
  • “I was asked repeatedly by colleagues and campaigning Democrats, ‘What should we be saying on crime and when I’m attacked for ‘defunding the police’?’” Greenberg wrote in the article published Thursday. “To be honest, Democrats were in such terrible shape on crime at this late point, I said, speak as little as possible or mumble.”
  • A Trafalgar poll from September noted that 67.9% of respondents felt less safe than they did two years ago.

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