An ABC News/Ipsos poll finds 58% of Americans think Donald Trump should be charged with a crime for his role in The Stupid Coup of January 6 (emboldening is mine):
With the first full week of hearings for the House select committee’s investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. 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, a new ABC News/Ipsos poll finds.
Six in 10 Americans also believe the committee is conducting a fair and impartial investigation, according to the poll…
Besides proving that the Streisand Effect is real, Republicans screaming into TV cameras that the committee itself is illegitimate doesn’t seem to be making any headway. We interrupted:
Attitudes on whether Americans think Trump is responsible for the attack on the U.S. Capitol remain relatively stable. In the new ABC News/Ipsos poll, 58% of Americans think Trump bears a “great deal” or a “good amount” of responsibility for the attack on the Capitol. This is unchanged from an ABC News/Ipsos poll in December 2021 and similar to the findings of an ABC News/Washington Post poll conducted just after the attack in January 2021.
Maybe Americans are paying attention?
Don’t forget the convicted part. And the consequent serving time. Those are the hard parts.
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That also means that 4 in 10 Americans are perfectly fine with Trump and fascism.
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Sadly, that also means that 4 in 10 Americans are perfectly fine with Trump and fascism.
And at least 50% of the Senate caters to those 4 in 10 on any given subject at any given time.
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No, what this proves is that Americans have been paying attention ALL ALONG!
It’s just our elected representatives have been ignoring us. (granted the J6 committee has been working hard to build the case, but at this rate Tortoise Garland will be ready to prosecute El Supremo Presidente for Life Mango Mussolini from the democrat death camps in 2027 or so.)
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I think you are exactly correct here. This is not at all like Watergate (for reasons already noted) where people’s eyes were opened. The only thing happening this time is heals are digging in and the chasm is getting deeper, not wider. That the DOJ is “watching” makes me think they’re dead set on an all-or-nothing case – which will almost certainly collapse at the feet of one deplorable jury member. I would far prefer that a strategy of small cases that chip away at the illusion of power. Let him win the jaywalking trial by corrupting the jury, then make that more difficult in the drunk driving trial. By the time we get to sedition, the tricks will be worn out, and justice has at least a small chance at being served.
Unfortunately, that’s the wrong 58%.
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