Do you think this poll proving that the American public has ZERO interest in the Jan. 6 hearings will stop the committee from moving forward?
Absolutely not, because if there’s even a small chance that the investigation results in Trump being barred from office or – even better – thrown in jail, it’s worth it to the establishment.
A sizable percentage of viewers have tuned into the House hearings, according to rating reports, but that doesn’t seem to be influencing the way voters view the Republican Party, Donald Trump, or his MAGA movement.
Two new polls out Thursday show that voters have generally moved on from the 2020 elections and their aftermath, though Republicans appear to be somewhat interested in the concerns raised by former President Donald Trump.
The latest Rasmussen Reports survey, for example, found that the hearings haven’t helped Democrats much in winning new voters eager to punish Republicans for the riots egged on by former President Donald Trump and some of his allies as he sought to overturn the 2020 results.
Rasmussen found that after watching the hearings, 34% of likely voters were more inclined to vote for Democrats in the fall congressional midterm elections. But the pollster also found that 30% said they are more likely to vote Republican after tuning into the hearings.
Voters couldn’t even agree that the riots were a major threat to democracy.
According to the analysis: “Forty-seven percent (47%) of voters believe the Capitol riot represented a threat to American democracy, while 43% don’t think so and another 10% are not sure. These findings are only slightly changed from January, when 50% said the Capitol riot was a threat to democracy.”
Meanwhile, the Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service Battleground Civility Poll, also issued Thursday, said that most voters believe that the 2022 elections will be peaceful and fair.
That extensive survey indicated that 58% agreed with the statement: “Even though there were some problems in 2020, I think the elections in 2022 are going to be peaceful.”
And two-thirds of people expect the elections to be “fair,” according to the bipartisan survey.
A summation of these polls essentially reveals that most Americans understand the problems with 2020 and are still holding on to a pure idea of democracy in America.
Author: Ann Taylor