Poll: Trump "law and order" message falls flat in suburbs

A Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted Sept. 11-15 found that only 11 percent of suburban white voters said the most important factor driving their support is a candidate being “tough on crime” and civil unrest.

The president has repeatedly sought this year to highlight civil unrest in predominantly Democratic cities following several police shootings and subsequent protests.

Meanwhile, 27 percent of suburban white voters said a candidate’s plan to tackle the coronavirus pandemic was the most important factor in winning their support, followed by 25 percent who said they wanted someone who would “restore trust in American government.”