Rasmussen: More Voters Want Congress to Investigate 2020's Violent Protests than Support Pelosi’s 1/6 Commission

By Craig Bannister | July 21, 2021 | 2:38pm EDT
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More U.S. voters support the launch of a Congressional probe of the violent 2020 protests than support the Democrat-backed House committee created to investigate the January 6, 2021 invasion of the U.S. Capitol, a new national Rasmussen survey shows.

On Wednesday, Rasmussen reported that 66% of voters want Congress to investigate the protest violence, while 49% support Democrats’ January 6 commission:

“A new national telephone and online survey by the National Police Association and Rasmussen Reports finds that 66% of Likely U.S. Voters think Congress should investigate last year’s violent protests, in which more than 2,000 police officers suffered injuries in the line of duty. Twenty-one percent (21%) don’t think Congress should investigate last year’s protests, and 13% were not sure.”

“The number of voters who want Congress to investigate last year’s violent protests is higher than the 49% who say they support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s select committee investigation of the January 6 Capitol riot. Forty-two percent (42%) say they don’t support the January 6 investigation.”

The survey also found that slightly more voters say that the people who broke laws during the 2020 protests should be prosecuted (63%) than say the people “arrested for January 6th, 2021 participation” should be prosecuted (60%).

Additionally, 62% of voters say that politicians who “failed to acknowledge the violent riots from 2020” deserve to be criticized – more than three times the 19% who believe they shouldn’t be criticized.

Rasmussen’s national survey of 996 U.S. likely voters was conducted July 16-18, 2021.

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