Republicans’ appetite for seeing January 6 rioters prosecuted has fallen sharply over the course of the year, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Tuesday.
A sizable majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, 57%, still say it’s at least somewhat important that federal law enforcement agencies find and prosecute those who broke into and rioted at the US Capitol — but that’s down from 79% in a March poll.
Only about one-quarter now consider such prosecutions very important, down from half who felt that way in the spring.
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📉NEW POLL: In March, 79% of Republicans said it was important to prosecute the Capitol rioters. That figure has now dropped to 57%, according to Pew. The Jan. 6 disinfo & counter-narrative from Trump, Fox and GOP lawmakers is taking hold. w/ @aedwardslevy https://t.co/IjgUO7SVy2
— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) September 28, 2021