WashPost/ABC News Poll: 9 in 10 Americans Oppose Attack on Capitol

WashPost/ABC News Poll: 9 in 10 Americans Oppose Attack on Capitol protesters on the steps on the us capitol Protesters gather on the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 06, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

By Jeffrey Rodack | Friday, 15 January 2021 08:39 AM

Eighty-nine percent of Americans say they are opposed to the attack on the Capitol, while 8 percent say they support it, according to a new poll by The Washington Post and ABC News.

Here are how the results of the poll, released on Friday, break down:

  • 85% of Republicans say Trump should not be removed from office or disqualified from future elected office, while 12% say he should be.
  • 89% of Democrats say he should be removed from office and prevented from holding elected office again, while 9% disagree.
  • 71% of all those polled believe President Donald Trump bears at least some responsibility for the Capitol attack, while 28% say he is not at all responsible.
  • 62% say there is no solid evidence for Trump’s claims of voter fraud, compared to 31% who say there is solid evidence.
  • 63% say they are very or somewhat confident in the integrity of the U.S. electoral system, while 36% say they are not so confident or have no confidence at all in it.
  • 38% approve of Trump’s handling of his job, compared to 60% who disapprove.
  • 54% say Trump should be charged with inciting a riot, while 43% say he should not be charged.
  • 15% say Trump will go down in history as an outstanding president, 13% say as an above average president, 12% say as an average president, 11% say a below average president, and 48% say he will be remembered as a poor president.

The poll, conducted Jan. 10-13, surveyed 1,002 people. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.