Democrats are satisfied with long prison sentences for supporters of former President Donald Trump who rioted at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, but other voters, not so much.
That's according to the latest Rasmussen Reports.
The survey found that 49% of likely U.S. voters believe the so-called “J6” riot was a mostly peaceful protest that got out of control, while 45% think the storming of the Capitol was an illegal insurrection against the government.
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Republican voters believe sentences in the Capitol riot cases have been too harsh, but only 20% of Democrats agree.
Seventy-five percent (75%) of Democrats think either that sentences for the Capitol rioters haven’t been harsh enough (46%), or that the sentences are about right (29%).
Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 41% say sentences for the Capitol rioters have been too harsh, while 25% believe the sentences haven’t been harsh enough.
To see survey question wording, click here.