New LA Times poll gives LAPD high marks across race lines


Greenberg Quinlan Rosner / Public Opinion Strategies
Los Angeles Times

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Executive Summary

In their first research for The Los Angeles Times since 2005, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, in conjunction with Public Opinion Strategies, conducted a survey of 1,500 registered voters in the City of Los Angeles.

Key Findings

Results reveal that voters in Los Angeles are giving the LAPD its highest approval rating ever since the Los Angeles Times began asking the question in 1991. Unlike polling in the aftermath of Rodney King, the strong support for the police department is near equal across racial lines, with black and Latino voters approving of the job being done by the department nearly as strongly as white voters.

Methodology

These results are based on a bipartisan survey conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner together with Public Opinion Strategies for the Los Angeles Times. The survey fielded June 10-16, 2009 and was conducted among 1,500 registered voters citywide, including 210 interviews conducted of respondents reached on a cell phone. It has a margin of error of +/-2.6 percent.