A new Rasmussen Reports national phone and online survey showed that 44 percent of likely U.S. voters agree with President Joe Biden that the Jan. 6 Capitol protest was “the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.”
However, 41 percent disagree and 14 percent said they are not sure.
By contrast, last summer’s Black Lives Matter riots that broke out across the country were reported as “mostly peaceful protests” by many in the media. However, just 35 percent of voters agree with that description while 52 percent said they were riots. The other 13 percent were not sure.
Biden called the Jan. 6 protest at the Capitol the “worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War” during his April 28 speech before a joint session of Congress.
While 66 percent of Democrats agree, just 26 percent of Republicans and 38 percent of unaffiliated voters feel the same. Fifty-nine percent of Republicans and 48 percent of unaffiliated voters disagree, as do 20 percent of Democrats.