(POLL) Voters divided on J6 prison sentences

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.

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6 thoughts on “(POLL) Voters divided on J6 prison sentences”

  1. Where they screwed up was storming into the capitol building. If it wasn’t for that and the damage they did I’d be allfor no jail and no prison AND more importantly their access to a speedy trial. Punishment was sitting in jail while the cases were slow walked. All to make a point to the public. You crash our DC party you sit in jail for 1-2 years. Then we will try you in OUR court.

  2. These polls suggest the apparent “division” among voters, and yet the larger problem in terms of a disunited state of mind finds the real cause within the media programming matrix. If I fed my mind a daily diet of CNN-MSNBC-NPR-NY TImes-WaPo, I too might believe in the myth of an insurrection on January 6. And yet, in terms of citizen engagement and civil disobedience (aka democratic participation) the example presented by Sri Lanka’s citizens seems like a genuine “insurrection” article. Are many Americans still unaware that a global insurrection has been underway ever since the globalist tyrants(WEF-UN-WHO) have been polluting human consciousness with COVID-19 climate fear, and election propaganda/ disinformation for decades? What do totalitarian governments do with dissidents?…they put the disobedient citizens in jail. This type of punishment is the standard playbook. Worst-case scenario?… The death squads in banana republics simply censor or murder those who criticize the tyrants in power. It’s most unfortunate that so many brainwashed Americans(mostly Left-and Liberal liberal-leaning) are afflicted with a mass formation psychosis syndrome when it comes to anything “Trump.” RFK Jr. said he thought Trump was a great POTUS–and RFK, Jr. is a Democrat. Why is it that RFK Jr. is constantly smeared in the same way that Trump was targeted by the MSM for four years? Meantime…a documentary entitled “2,000 Mules” showed us conclusive forensic evidence that ballot boxes had been stuffed, while mules were paid for the crime. The J6 circus sideshow was just more distraction fodder for members of a brainwashed audience and the DC insiders. Had it not been for the media’s portrayal of Trump’s purported influence on the election process, “J6” would never have seen the light of day as anything other than citizens getting off the couch and embracing the collective power that often remains latent. If we revisited 1968 and observed the thousands of MLK supporters who swarmed upon Washington DC, and we had the mockingbird media we have today, perhaps that would’ve been labeled as an insurrection as well.

  3. I would have felt that justice might have been done had Antifa and BLM been charged with all their destruction in the past. But it’s a one-sided situation, so no, those sentences are not fair.

  4. So 45% think the way you overthrow a super power is to promenade unarmed inside a building (even if that den of iniquity is known as the Capitol) & take selfies?

    99% of those in DC were peacefully protesting what they perceived as probably a stolen election. Most of the other 1% were probably Feds &/or Antifa. I’ve not seen any article detailing the prosecution of any of the people actually shown breaking windows or being actually violent. I’m not a Trump fan, but his rallies are notorious for the goodwill, good manners, and lack of violence.

  5. 20+ years for a guy who was not even in DC is a justified sentence, hmmmm!
    IMO the sentencings are all about trying to get Trump convicted. How justified can anyone be sentenced for ‘parading’ around the building after being permitted, even escorted, into the building by Capitol police officers?
    The so called Congressional J6 committee was a sham from the day they refused to seat the minority leaders recommended people (only anti Trumpers were allowed). That individuals were imprisoned for more than a year without a trial is not what the US justice system should permit.

    I grant you that some participants were destructive and should be fined and possibly incarcerated AFTER they are convicted of specific crimes. Even those that scuffled with police officers might be acquitted with the full evidence of the police instigating the confrontation,
    Alisha Babbit never should have climbed through a broken window but neither should she have been shot for that attempt. That officer Byrd was not even reprimanded, let alone tried, is a travesty.

    We should remember the poem:
    First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
    Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist.
    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.

    They came for the so called J6 insurrections, and I did not speak out- because I was not at the Capitol on 6 Jan 2021.
    Then they came for me because I am a Trump supporter—and there was no one left to speak for me.

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