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[Politico] Poll: Majority (63%) says Trump bears responsibility for Capitol riot

Maiden Voyage

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"Apart from the rioters themselves, voters hold President Donald Trump most responsible for the events that provoked his supporters to storm the Capitol on Wednesday, according to a new, flash POLITICO/Morning Consult poll — and a majority of respondents also say he bears the blame for the resulting violence.

The poll, conducted from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning, shows 63 percent of registered voters believe Trump is at least “somewhat” responsible “for the events that led to” the chaos at the Capitol. Roughly half of respondents, 49 percent, say Trump is “very” responsible.


Lawmakers were forced to shelter in place as both chambers of Congress went into lockdown amid the siege, which resulted in four deaths. The rioters sought to halt the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory after Trump had encouraged them to march on the Capitol earlier Wednesday.

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.

More details on the poll and its methodology can be found in these two documents: Toplines | Crosstabs"
 

showernota

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Yes! Polls! I love these things!
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Darkmakaimura

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I still don't have enough information yet to decide if Trump should be held at least partially responsible or not.

Did he really egg supporters on to be violent or rowdy?
 
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desertdroog

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I still don't have enough information yet to decide if Trump should be held at least partially responsible or not.

Did he really egg supporters on to be violent or rowdy?
I posted the link to his video and tweets that were banned from twitter here. You can judge for yourself:

 
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Darkmakaimura

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I posted the link to his video and tweets that were banned from twitter here. You can judge for yourself:

I just see him calling to be peaceful.
 

pramod

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Invite a million pissed off people to the Capitol.
Make a nonsense speech about Pence and don't give the people any plan or idea of what to do next or why the fuck they are all there.

yeah, I would say he is partly responsible.
 
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Woo-Fu

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It was his rally and he pointed them at the Capitol, of course he bears some responsibility for what happened. He's the President FFS, if the buck doesn't stop at the resolute desk then where does it stop?

And that's before we even get to the "Massive election fraud that stole my sacred landslide victory." Talk about fake news.

If he's not guilty it's only by reason of insanity.
 
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In his speech he urged them to peacefully march on the hill and make their voices heard. He used the word peacefully
And said he would March with them, but instead marched his way to hide in the White House. He knew EXACTLY what he was doing!
 
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And said he would March with them, but instead marched his way to hide in the White House. He knew EXACTLY what he was doing!

idk maybe secret service got spooked and cancelled his walk. They already had the boosted bullet proof glass up. I don't think they were comfortable with him even making that speech. There were actual bombs in and around the capital I'm sure they sort of knew it was likely but trump insisted.
 

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So I guess the next move is to try him for treason and trying to lead an insurrection.
 

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After a year of peacefull protestors, suddenly a protest is labbeled mob on the nyt.. they not even try to hide anymore their biass... jezz
 
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Wasn’t chronic flatulator Rudy Giuliani the one calling for “trial by combat”? He can certainly share some of the blame.
 

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"Apart from the rioters themselves, voters hold President Donald Trump most responsible for the events that provoked his supporters to storm the Capitol on Wednesday, according to a new, flash POLITICO/Morning Consult poll — and a majority of respondents also say he bears the blame for the resulting violence.

The poll, conducted from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning, shows 63 percent of registered voters believe Trump is at least “somewhat” responsible “for the events that led to” the chaos at the Capitol. Roughly half of respondents, 49 percent, say Trump is “very” responsible.


Lawmakers were forced to shelter in place as both chambers of Congress went into lockdown amid the siege, which resulted in four deaths. The rioters sought to halt the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory after Trump had encouraged them to march on the Capitol earlier Wednesday.

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.

More details on the poll and its methodology can be found in these two documents: Toplines | Crosstabs"

Imagine thinking pollsters have any credibility at this point.

Edit: The agitators had already started trying to get in while Trump was speaking. That’s why he didn’t get to walk with people.
 
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Super Mario

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Us Americans don't want politicians linked in any way, shape, or form. Instead, we'd rather have our intelligence insulted by having shell organizations organize dozens of actually violent protests.
 
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If people were given full anonymity, you'd be surprised by how many people enjoyed seeing the capitol stormed. People hate congress.
 
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"Apart from the rioters themselves, voters hold President Donald Trump most responsible for the events that provoked his supporters to storm the Capitol on Wednesday, according to a new, flash POLITICO/Morning Consult poll — and a majority of respondents also say he bears the blame for the resulting violence.

The poll, conducted from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning, shows 63 percent of registered voters believe Trump is at least “somewhat” responsible “for the events that led to” the chaos at the Capitol. Roughly half of respondents, 49 percent, say Trump is “very” responsible.


Lawmakers were forced to shelter in place as both chambers of Congress went into lockdown amid the siege, which resulted in four deaths. The rioters sought to halt the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory after Trump had encouraged them to march on the Capitol earlier Wednesday.

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.

More details on the poll and its methodology can be found in these two documents: Toplines | Crosstabs"
Fuck the polls. Trump supporters lie to the pollsters. If the polls says 63% then we need to drop that down by at least 10% to account for the secret Trump supporters.

BBC reporters and Martha Radditz talked to the protestors on the ground and even other republicans who didnt take part in the attack on the Capitol, and they said that no one had any regrets and they were proud of the attack.
 

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In his speech he urged them to peacefully march on the hill and make their voices heard. He used the word peacefully

Yes, and people can read the whole speech here:

President Elect Donald Trump words from that speech:

We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated, lawfully slated. I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.

I read the whole speech, and I cannot find a single phrase in that speech where he advocated any violent protest, or behaving unlawfully.

I find it interesting that people are claiming that Trump advocated violence and breaking of laws, when one of the cornerstones of his policies over the last 4 years, has been law and order, and many many times has shown support for those in law enforcement.

But who cares about the truth. It's guilt by association.

A poll about Politico:
 
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Majukun

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and apparently 37% are in denial.

I mean you can dispute if he actually wanted things to degenerate or not, but the whole think it's entirely it's fault, no two ways around it.
 

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and apparently 37% are in denial.

I mean you can dispute if he actually wanted things to degenerate or not, but the whole think it's entirely it's fault, no two ways around it.
Or those people know how to read.