Poll Reveals 6 in 10 People Want Trump Impeached for Capitol Riot


Following the first full week of hearings for the House select committee investigation into the January 6 attack on the US Capitol now complete, Nearly 6 in 10 Americans believe former President Donald Trump should be charged with a crime for his role in the incident.

According to an ABC News poll, combined with Ipsos, six in 10 Americans also believe the committee is conducting a fair and impartial investigation, according to the poll.

The data showed that 58% of Americans believe Trump should be charged with a crime for his role in the riots. That’s up slightly from late April, before the hearings began, when an ABC News/Washington Post poll found that 52% of Americans thought the former president should be impeached.

The poll is split along party lines, with 91% of Democrats think Trump should be charged with a crime compared to 19% of Republicans. On whether Trump bears a “large share” or a “good share” of responsibility for the attack, 91% of Democrats and 21% of Republicans say yes.

The survey was conducted after the committee held the third of seven public hearings scheduled for this month.detailing what the committee says was a “seven-part sophisticated plan” by Trump and his supporters to overturn his 2020 election loss to President Joe Biden.

On Friday, Trump criticized the hearing, calling the panel “fraudsters,” while continuing to make false claims about the 2020 election.

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