Are angry mobs increasing Trump’s election chances?

Are angry mobs increasing Trump’s election chances?

Back in June, President Trump declared that he was the champion of law and order shortly before a Washington square was cleared of peaceful demonstrators by aggressive federal agents so he could walk through to pose with a Bible.

Memorable as it was, it failed as a PR spectacle in part because it reinforced concerns about heavy-handed law enforcement so soon after the police killing of George Floyd.

Polling has consistently put Joe Biden ahead on the issue of security but as the mayhem of a summer of unrest continues on America’s streets, are the violent protesters and angry mobs playing into Mr Trump’s hands?

Conventional wisdom would have it that the leader of any country consumed by such scenes of disorder would ultimately