Are Capitol Rioters ‘Political Prisoners’? Many Voters Say Yes
Nearly half of voters agree with claims by organizers of a rally planned for Saturday in D.C. that those charged with participating in the January 6 Capitol riot are “political prisoners.”
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters agree that protesters arrested during the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol are being held as “political prisoners,” including 30% who Strongly Agree. Forty-two percent (42%) disagree, including 33% who Strongly Disagree. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on September 9 and 12, 2021 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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