The survey, conducted by the Trafalgar Group in mid-August, shows that the approval rating for BLM has dropped to just 53% in Minnesota, with 36.2% disapproving and 10.8% unsure. That is still a positive majority, but when asked if BLM “has made race relations better, worse or about the same,” a full 45% of likely voters surveyed said they believe BLM made race relations worse. Only 34% believe BLM made race relations better, and 20% believe about the same.
36.4% agreed that BLM is a “violent organization”; 54.6% said no, and 9% were unsure. Only 53.3% said they welcome BLM in their neighborhood, while 46.7% said BLM was not welcome.
“In conclusion, the survey suggests the voter consensus that BLM needs to successfully advocate for the more popular changes they have built a movement around, no longer exist…” Trafalgar wrote in a memo. “As it stands now the BLM brand is too damaged in Minnesota to be effective.”