POLL: Majority of Americans Believe Jan 6 Rioters Should Be Punished

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., (June 9, 2022) – A majority of Americans – 63% – believe the people who attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, should be punished, according to a new poll from Center Street Political Action Committee (Center Street).

While certain results were anticipated, with 84% of Democrats and 67% of Independents either strongly or somewhat agreeing with the statement, somewhat more surprising was that 50% of Republicans also believe the rioters should be punished. This differs from the stance many GOP officials have taken in the lead up to the January 6 Committee hearings.  

Conducted by Center Street’s Chief Analytics Officer Dr. Kurt Jetta, Ph.D., the survey asked participants whether they agreed or disagreed with the following statement:

“The people that entered the Capitol Building on January 6th should be punished.”

 AgreeDisagreeNeutral
Republicans50%23%26%
Democrats84%6%10%
Unaffiliated/Other67%14%19%
Trump Voters47%27%26%
Voters Who View Marjorie Taylor Green as Favorable54%23%22%
Voters Who Believe Biden Lost the Election36%32%32%
TOTAL63%15%24%
Methodology: 1,169 adults aged 18 and over were surveyed on April 27, 2022. Responses weighted to US Census representation.
Source:   Momentive Online Surveys for Center Street PAC
Methodology: 1,169 adults aged 18 and over were surveyed on April 27, 2022. Responses weighted to US Census representation.
Source:   Momentive Online Surveys for Center Street PAC

“How often do we see Democrats and Republicans agree on anything? But the data is clear. No matter how you look at it, there is a clear desire for justice for the attack on the Capitol.” said Center Street Co-Founder Jacob Perry. “Extremist rhetoric led – predictably – to violence, and thankfully, the majority of Americans are still unwilling to accept political violence.”

Center Street has developed an unparalleled data set, led by analytics expert Dr. Kurt Jetta. A 30-year innovator in consumer analytics, Dr. Jetta applies his consumer analysis developments to political analysis. Analytics also allow Center Street to determine and choose a select number of winnable races where an impact can truly be made.

Center Street is nonpartisan political action committee designed to combat the destructive tribalism threatening democracy by supporting credible candidates against extremist challengers and incumbents, regardless of political party. Center Street supports Democrats, Republicans and independents, as long as they are credible, rational candidates who put America’s interests over personal or party interests. The candidates must be focused on advancing policies, rather than generating controversy. It was founded by a group of Democrats, Republicans and independents who have worked in political, government and public affairs, with a desire to stop political extremism by advocating for rational candidates who promote stable and effective governing policies.

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About Center Street PAC: Center Street (www.centerstreetpac.com) is a nonpartisan political action committee designed to combat the destructive tribalism that threatens our democracy. Center Street is focused on beating the extremist incumbents and challengers who divide us by supporting rational political candidates who promote stable and effective governing policies. Center Street’s candidates are Democrats & Republicans who have shown political courage and a willingness to put the country above a party’s interests.