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A significant majority of the American public says the deadly attempted coup on Capitol Hill last week was not justified, but roughly 11% of respondents they can justify it in some way, according to a new Insider poll.
Conducted with SurveyMonkey Audience, the poll was conducted online between January 13 and January 14 among 1,059 respondents, with a margin of error of 3%.
We asked: “Do you think the storming of the US Capitol was justified or unjustified?”
5.7% said it was “completely justified.”
5.6% said it was “somewhat justified.”
11% said it was “neither justified nor unjustified.”
7% said it was “somewhat unjustified.”
65% said it was “completely unjustified.”
The rest, around 5%, said they “don’t know.”
The results mirror widespread condemnations of the attack from public officials, but also reveal a sizable minority of Americans who sympathize with the insurrectionists.
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Subsequent questions unearthed at least some plausible contributing reasons for a respondent to be able to justify the attack, which is being investigated by federal law enforcement and has led to a significant number of charges for …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics