60% Of Trump Supporters Say Rioters Hurt Democracy

Trump supporters say the insurrectionists undermined democracy
Donald Trump speaks at the White House (photo: public domain)

A majority of Trump supporters say the individuals who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week were undermining U.S. democracy rather than protecting it.

From the Quinnipiac University poll:

• 62% of respondents who voted for Trump said the rioters were undermining democracy, 19 % said they were protecting it

• 80% said the rioters were undermining democracy, 10% said they were protecting it

• 56% of voters say they hold Donald Trump responsible for the storming of the U.S. Capitol, while 42 percent say they do not hold him responsible

• 52% of voters say Trump should be removed from office, 45% disagree; 53% also say he should resign as president, 43% disagree

• 84% of Trump voters said there was widespread voter fraud, even though there is no evidence to support those claims

• 8 in 10 Trump supporters said they approve of how the president is handling his job, 10% said they disapprove, 10% had no opinion

• Among registered voters overall, however, 60% disapprove of the job Trump is doing while 33% approve of Trump’s performance (which ties his all-time low)

• 45% of voters say Trump is mentally stable, while 48% say he is not mentally stable