The succession of appearances and revelations during the commission in the United States House of Representatives investigating the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 has not changed the public’s perception of this incident, nor has it changed the image of the then US president, Donald Trump, according to a new poll.
The poll, conducted by Monmouth University after a pause in hearings, reveals that only 38 percent blame Trump as directly responsible for the assault, four points less than in June. Among Republicans, the figure plummets to 5 percent.
32 percent of the people interviewed believe that the former president did nothing wrong and 29 percent share Trump’s theory about alleged electoral fraud in the 2020 elections. Six out of ten Republicans question the legitimacy of the victory of Democrat Joe Biden, reports The Hill.
The survey, which comes to light in a particularly turbulent week for Trump due to the FBI’s search of his mansion in Mar-a-Lago (Florida), reflects that the tycoon continues to be a popular figure among American society, a key aspect having taking into account that he is considering running for the 2024 elections.
Four out of ten interviewees are clear that they will vote for him in the event that Trump takes the final step, something for which there is still no date. The president has dropped that it may be imminent, even before the November congressional elections in which the Republicans aspire to regain control of Congress.