The voters surveyed found the president to be more responsible for the events that led to the Capitol break-in than a variety of other groups and public figures, including local law enforcement, congressional Democrats, Vice President Mike Pence, and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.).
The only people who bore greater responsibility than the president for the preceding events were those who actually broke into the Capitol, according to the survey, with 80 percent of respondents finding them at least “somewhat” responsible. After Trump, respondents most blamed congressional Republicans, with 52 percent saying they were at least “somewhat” responsible.
Separately, most respondents — 59 percent — agreed that Trump “is responsible for the violence and unrest” that unfolded on the Capitol grounds on Wednesday, while 31 percent disagreed with that sentiment.
The rioters were viewed overwhelmingly, by 70 percent of voters surveyed, as Trump supporters, and a majority of respondents, 59 percent, said they should also be considered domestic terrorists.
The POLITICO/Morning Consult poll was conducted Jan. 6-7, surveying 1,986 registered voters with a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2 percentage points. Polls conducted over short time periods can contain additional sources of error.
Morning Consult is a global data intelligence company, delivering insights on what people think in real time by surveying tens of thousands across the globe every single day.
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