Four out of 10 Republican and independent voters justify some “violent action” against the government

On January 6, Trump supporters invaded the Capitol.

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Two days after the first year of the insurrection in the Capitol by the followers of the former president Donald Trump, four out of 10 Republican and independent voters believe that violence against the government is “sometimes justified”.

This is revealed by a survey carried out by The Washington Post-University of Maryland, which indicates that 34% of the general population has the same opinion.

The percentage drops to 23% for Democratic voters.

“Do you think it is ever justified for citizens to take violent action against the government, or is it never justified?” The question goes.

About if Former President Trump had “a great or a good part” of responsibility in the violent events of January 6, 2020, 60 percent of the general population say yes.

However, there is a marked difference with Republicans and those who confirm themselves as followers of the former president, as 72 percent of the former responded that Trump does not have much responsibility against 83 percent of the latter.

On the alleged electoral fraud, 68 percent of Americans say there is no “hard evidence” of fraud.

“The vast majority of Democrats (88 percent) and independents (74 percent) say there is no evidence of such wrongdoing, but 62 percent of Republicans think there is,” the report says.

Those numbers drew attention, as they are almost identical to the percentages of Republicans who agreed with Trump’s claims of voter fraud a week after the attack on Capitol Hill.

That poll was done by The Washington Post and ABC News at the time.

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