As the 2024 presidential election draws near, Massachusetts voters are concerned about violence breaking out in connection with it, according to a new GBH News/CommonWealth Beacon poll conducted by the MassINC Polling Group.

Released on Monday, the poll showed that 39% of Americans described political tensions in the United States were “very bad,” while 33% said tensions equate to “a crisis.”

Pollsters also found that 22% of respondents think violence was “very likely” in connection with the election in November, while 42% thought violence was “somewhat likely.”

“The thing that really sticks out to me is just the number of demographic groups where this is a majority,” Steve Koczela, the president of the MassINC Polling Group, told WGBH. “There’s really not anybody who thinks everything is going great right now.”

Demographics show that 76% of white respondents believe these tensions were “very bad” or “constitute a crisis,” Koczela added.

Among Black respondents, 49% thought the same; 68% of Asian respondents and 60% of Latino respondents thought the same.

When it came to the potential for violence around the time of the election, 50% of Asian respondents said it was very or somewhat likely, followed by 62% of Black and Latino respondents and 66% of white respondents, he shared with WGBH.

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