Poll: Ferguson police response 'has gone too far,' more Americans say

“Americans across the board give mixed reviews to the police response to the mob violence in Ferguson and also question the militarization of the local police on display in the days since the shooting,” Rasmussen Reports said in releasing its data Monday.

Some 28 percent in the Rasmussen poll rated the police response as poor, versus 27 percent who rated it as good or excellent. The survey by the Republican polling firm was done Aug. 15 and 16.

A plurality of 46 percent in the poll opposes the use of military-grade weapons and equipment by their local police, versus 31 percent who favor the use of such equipment.