Trump Should Be Charged Over Jan. 6, Majority of Americans Think—Poll

  

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Via:  jbb  •  2 weeks ago  •  20 comments

By:   Ewan Palmer (Newsweek)

Trump Should Be Charged Over Jan. 6, Majority of Americans Think—Poll
A survey found that more than half of Americans think the DOJ should indict the former president for the Capitol attack.

Merrick Garland has no way out except indicted Trump!


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A majority of Americans believe that Donald Trump should face criminal charges in relation to the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to a new poll.

The survey found that 54 percent of respondents backed the idea of the Department of Justice (DOJ) indicting the former president over the Capitol riot, compared to 37 percent who oppose the suggestion.

The data from Navigator Research also revealed that Republicans were the only partisan group whose majority do not want to see Trump being charged over the Capitol riot and his attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Members of Congress were inside the Capitol building certifying Joe Biden's win at the time of the attack by pro-Trump supporters.

Nearly three-quarters of Republicans (71 percent) polled opposed the DOJ filing criminal charges against Trump for his involvement with the attack, with 21 percent supporting the idea.

A majority of Americans believe that former President Donald Trump should face criminal charges over the Capitol attack, according to a poll. Above, Trump speaks to supporters from The Ellipse near the White House on January 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

In comparison, 86 percent of Democrats and 47 percent of Independents polled said they supported Trump facing prosecution over the Capitol riot.

Four out of five Black respondents (80 percent) also believed Trump should be charged, with 49 percent of white people, 58 percent of Hispanic voters and 65 percent of Asian American and Pacific Islanders backing the idea, according to the survey.

The DOJ and Attorney General Merrick Garland have been urged by House panel members to bring charges against Trump over January 6, based on the evidence already publicized and what will be presented during the committee's hearings.

Garland has given no real indication of whether the DOJ intends on charging Trump with a crime, but said that he and the other prosecutors are keeping up to date with the House committee's presentations.

"I am watching, and I will be watching all the hearings, although I may not be able to watch all of it live," he said on June 13. "And I can assure you that the January 6 prosecutors are watching all the hearings."

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The poll by Navigator Research was conducted from June 9 to June 13 among a sample of 998 registered voters. Navigator Research describes itself as "a trusted resource for developing and distributing winning progressive messages and polling on the most pressing issues of the moment."

The poll showed that 71 percent of Americans said they did not support the actions of the Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol on January 6, with 22 percent stating they supported them and seven saying they were not sure.

The survey also found that 13 percent of the Democrats polled supported the actions of Trump supporters on January 6, with one-third (33 percent) of Republicans stating they back their actions.

A majority of all demographics taking part in the survey said they have heard "a lot" or "some" about the January 6 House Select Committee's live televised hearings.

Despite Trump and other MAGA personalities insisting that no one would care about the January 6 proceedings, even 59 percent of Republicans said they had been keeping up with the hearings, including 25 percent who heard "a lot" about them.

Overall, 64 percent of those polled said they supported the committee's investigation into the Capitol attack, compared to 28 percent who said they were opposed.

The investigation even has fairly strong support among Republicans, with 40 percent of those taking part in the survey saying they back it, compared to 51 percent who said they were opposed.

Update on 06/16/25 at 11.26 a.m. ET. Updates with additional information.


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JBB
Professor Principal
1  seeder  JBB    2 weeks ago

I guess Merrick Garland has to indict Trump now...

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
1.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago
I guess Merrick Garland has to indict Trump now..

Exactly, any responsible Attorney General follows the polls.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.1.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.1    2 weeks ago

More that in the face of overwhelming evidence of guilt the public deserves justice to be done...

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
1.1.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

Oh, I thought your comment was in reference to your seed about the poll.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Masters Principal
1.1.3  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.1.2    2 weeks ago

It wouldn't have been that high of a number if not for the 88% of Democrats who think he should. Only 47% of Indies thought he should and 21% of Republicans. 998 people are hardly the pulse of America............IMO

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.1.4  seeder  JBB  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.1.2    2 weeks ago

Does impertinence work for you in real life?

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.1.5  seeder  JBB  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1.3    2 weeks ago

After the January 6th Hearings it'll be higher!

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
1.1.6  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @1.1.4    2 weeks ago
impertinence

Why did you find my comment rude?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
1.1.7  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @1.1.5    2 weeks ago
After the January 6th Hearings it'll be higher!

Exactly, and the Pro-Choice and Build Back Better voters will save the mid-terms for the Dems.

 
 
 
Hallux
Sophomore Principal
1.1.8  Hallux  replied to  JBB @1.1.4    2 weeks ago

Think of D of the W as a modern day Falstaff without a king to needle.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
PhD Quiet
1.1.9  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.1    2 weeks ago

U do Understand,that most Americans do not,           Understand, the extent and severity of the actions that Trump had taken, currently still takes, and certainly would Take in the future,especially if somehow was able to again claim the presidency, Cause the poll shows what most already knows, Republicans consistently retard our progression as a nation , as they apparently grease polls, like Trump had greased palms, thus pol vaulting The pol tracking of the GOP that lands on that pole whole first and made worse by the Trump curse that was cast buy ignorance purposely spelt, by wounds inflicted by wound up propelled persons that  be low and blow up below the belt we feel as continued felt weighing US All down by dancing around the poles purposely positioned to win a white old mans position, while Getting bent up and over by the GOP asz they are heard,saying thank ewe sir,may I have another, cause peep holes dig holes to insert pols,and hope full y, soon enough, Trump can fill that void

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
1.1.10  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Hallux @1.1.8    2 weeks ago
Think of D of the W as a modern day Falstaff without a king to needle

To a tee except without the fat or laziness. 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
1.1.11  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  igknorantzrulz @1.1.9    2 weeks ago
as they apparently grease polls, like Trump had greased palms, thus pol vaulting

Can you pol vault with greased palms?

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
PhD Quiet
1.1.12  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.1.11    2 weeks ago

No, but I can reduce friction

 
 
 
Hallux
Sophomore Principal
1.1.13  Hallux  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.1.10    2 weeks ago
To a tee except without the fat or laziness.

Falstaff was fluffy, not fat.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
1.1.14  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Hallux @1.1.13    2 weeks ago

Fair enough but little fluff on top and none around the middle.  I can’t take much credit as it was more due to chemo and surgery, but I’ll keep it off.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Freshman Guide
1.1.15  Right Down the Center  replied to  igknorantzrulz @1.1.9    2 weeks ago

U do Understand,that most Americans do not,           Understand

Actually they do understand and have decided it is not important enough or bad enough for it to consume their lives a year and a half later. It is the TDS ridden that can't get Donald out of their head and bloodstream that don't realize democracy was never in any real danger and although Donald acted like an idiot he did not start or plan a coup.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Freshman Guide
1.2  Right Down the Center  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago

When the DOJ does things based on 998 respondents of a left-of-center polling and public opinion research organization democracy will truly be over.

 
 
 
bugsy
Professor Participates
1.2.1  bugsy  replied to  Right Down the Center @1.2    2 weeks ago

Well, they did respond to a bat shit crazy teacher's union, so, there's that.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Freshman Guide
2  Right Down the Center    2 weeks ago

Navigator Research is a left-of-center polling and public opinion research organization. The group is a project of the   Sixteen Thirty Fund , a funding and fiscal sponsorship organization managed by the Washington, D.C.-based consultancy   Arabella Advisors .

   
Website:

navigatorresearch.org

Type:

Left-Wing Polling Group

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Sixteen Thirty Fund

Democratic-aligned pollsters Jeffrey Pollock and Nick Gourevitch of   Global Strategy Group   and Margie Omero of GBA Strategies lead the project.  

 
 

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