Poll: 52% of Americans support deploying military to control violent protests

A slight majority of Americans support deploying the U.S. military to intervene where there are violent protests, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll released Sunday.

In the new survey, which was conducted by Ipsos in partnership with ABC News using Ipsos’ Knowledge Panel, 52% approve of the move, compared to 47% who disapprove.

The question put before respondents about summoning the military only asked about violent demonstrations, and not peaceful protests.