Forty-nine percent of likely U.S. voters believe protesters arrested during the Jan. 6 rally at the U.S. Capitol are being held as political prisoners according to a new Rasmussen Reports national phone and online survey.
That number includes 30 percent who strongly agree with that statement.
Forty-two percent disagree, including 33 percent who strongly disagree.
There is a rally scheduled this weekend in Washington D.C. called “Justice for J6.” Matt Braynard, the executive director of Look Ahead America, said he has been “bombarded with death threats and threats of violence” since he announced plans for the upcoming rally.
Forty-eight percent of voters agree with a statement from Look Ahead America’s website — the DOJ and FBI have “targeted, imprisoned and persecuted non-violent American patriots.”
Sixty-one percent of Republicans agree with the statement, with even 35 percent of Democrats agreeing. Forty-nine percent of unaffiliated voters agree.