Democrats hoped to use the Jan. 6 Committee hearings to prevent President Donald Trump from running again and damage the Republicans for the midterms. So far, they seem to have failed miserably in their efforts.
As we previously noted, the first problem they have is that people have moved on and aren’t watching the show they are trying to put on. Even Democratic members of Congress were saying privately, “No one gives a bleep about Jan. 6.” More people are concerned about the things that are crushing them right now, such as inflation and gas prices. Inflation is number one, with 82 percent of people, and Jan. 6 is the least of their concerns in a recent CBS poll. So contrary to what Democrats think — the more time they spend on Jan. 6 and the more they try to push it, the more they show that they aren’t focused on the real concerns of the voters, that they’re — once again — just more concerned about their agenda and their power.
Now, there’s more polling that shows that Americans know what’s up when it comes to the Jan. 6 Committee.
A majority of voters said they believed the Committee to be biased, according to a new Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey. Fifty-four percent of voters polled said they believed the committee appointed only by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was biased, while 42 percent said they thought it was fair. The party split was perhaps predictable, but the real number that told the tale was that 58 percent of independents believed that it was biased.
The poll gets even worse for the Democrats. 63 percent of voters say that they should be focusing on other things.
“Americans want an examination of the riots over the summer and the origins of the virus over investigating Jan. 6th,” said Mark Penn, the co-director of the Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey. “The voters reject the Pelosi move to toss Republicans off of the committee and see it now as just a partisan exercise.”
The poll also found that 67 percent thought the hearings were further dividing the country rather than healing it and 58 percent said they felt the hearings were being used to silence political voices on the right.
If the purpose of the Jan. 6 Committee was to do in Trump, it would appear to have failed there as well. While there was some mixed opinion when it came to Trump on Jan. 6, the poll indicated that Trump was still the most favorable political figure, topping Biden and that in a prospective race with Biden or Harris, Trump would win. Against Biden, it was 43-40 and against Harris, it was even wider, 45-39.
The poll was taken on June 28-29, at least partially after the testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson which was not the “bombshell” the Democrats had hoped after it was contradicted by multiple other reports.
So if the Democrats thought they were getting anywhere with the American people, this poll shows that the majority of the American people understand it’s a witch-hunt. But keep it up, Democrats, keep trying and watch your numbers sink even lower.