It’s almost like the more ridiculous and ludicrous the Democrats get, the more Americans tune out.
Nancy Pelosi’s latest clown show—replete with weeping United States Representatives—isn’t riveting the nation; indeed, according to a new poll by Morning Consult, Pelosi’s January 6 hearings aren’t on the radar of any but the already faithful. Hilariously, Morning Consult notes that the panel “is largely preaching to its own choir.”
The poll was taken on July 28-29 and specifically addresses the hearings (archive link).
But outside of the nation’s capital, a new Morning Consult poll suggests that the panel — whose members were appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — is largely preaching to its own choir, as relatively few Republican voters viewed or listened to the daytime hearing and even more are seeking to disassociate their party and its leader from the deadly riot.
According to the July 28-29 survey, less than half of voters (49 percent) said they tuned in to at least some of the hearing live, with 1 in 10 saying they watched it in full. Three in 5 Democrats said they caught at least part of the 3.5-hour session live, while 39 percent of Republicans said the same.
Not only are fewer Republican voters watching Pelosi’s most recent kabuki theater, but fewer Republican voters blame President Trump for the actions of the relatively few January 6th rally attendees who became unruly at or entered the Capitol building.
It’s almost like the more ridiculous and ludicrous the Democrats get, the more Americans tune out. Weird, right?
Morning Consult concludes that Pelosi’s partisan (notwithstanding the presence of Pelosi-approved nominal Republican Reps. Adam Kinzinger and whatshername Cheney) clown show better deliver the goods because so far weeping and wailing Congressmen and the histrionics of Capitol police—who know who signs their paychecks—are not working.
The survey found that 56 percent of voters said the 45th president is at least somewhat responsible for the mob of his supporters who stormed the Capitol, down 5 points since a survey conducted last month. Those trends indicate that unless the panel, which is armed with subpoena power, is able to unearth some new information about Trump’s conduct as it relates to Jan. 6, perceptions of his culpability for the riot have likely already hit their high-water mark.
The drop in the share assigning blame to the former president has chiefly been driven by Republicans: Twenty-seven percent say he is at least somewhat responsible, down 3 points from last month and a 14-point drop since immediately after the Jan. 6 riot. Since June, the share who blame Biden increased 6 points, to 47 percent, and even more blame Democrats in Congress (54 percent) and Pelosi (59 percent).
The American people are just exhausted by Pelosi’s haranguing shrew impression and by the Democrats’ all drama all the time, everything’s a crisis, and we’re all going to die messaging.
Even before House Democrats’ latest descent into partisan lunacy, people were already tuning out.
Among Republicans and independents, support for a congressional investigation into the events of Jan. 6 is plummeting just as Democrats are gaveling in on the first hearing of the select committee on the Capitol riot.
A new Politico/Morning Consult survey found that 52 percent of Republicans are against a congressional probe, up 9 points since June. Likewise, independents reported their support for it has dropped 13 points, coming in at 52 percent approval.
These numbers jibe with two polls last week, one from CBS News that found the number of Republicans who “strongly disapprove” of the Capitol riot fell from 51 percent to 39 percent, with most shifting to “disapprove somewhat,” and a Rassmussen Poll that reported 66 percent of Americans want investigations into last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests that descended into riots, while only 49 percent approve of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Jan. 6 select committee.
That trend appears to be continuing apace.DONATE
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