A new Morning Consult poll shows that GOP voters are more likely to blame Congressional Democrats and President Joe Biden for the January 6 Capitol attack than former President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans. 

When pollsters asked Republican voters who's at fault for January 6, 52 per cent pointed a finger at Democrats in Congress and 41 per cent said Biden. 

Just 30 per cent held Trump responsible, while 22 per cent said Republicans in Congress. 

Republican voters in a new poll believed President Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats were more responsible for the January 6 MAGA attack than former President Donald Trump (pictured) and Congressional Republicans

Republican voters in a new poll believed President Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats were more responsible for the January 6 MAGA attack than former President Donald Trump (pictured) and Congressional Republicans 

Morning Consult found that 52 per cent of GOP voters today believe Democrats should be blamed for the Capitol attack and that 41 per cent believe President Joe Biden should get blamed. Just 30 per cent said the same thing about Trump

Morning Consult found that 52 per cent of GOP voters today believe Democrats should be blamed for the Capitol attack and that 41 per cent believe President Joe Biden should get blamed. Just 30 per cent said the same thing about Trump  

The 11 per cent drop among GOP voters blaming Trump likely comes as Republican leaders have become less critical of the ex-president's role in the January 6 attack as months have gone by

The 11 per cent drop among GOP voters blaming Trump likely comes as Republican leaders have become less critical of the ex-president's role in the January 6 attack as months have gone by 

 Among all voters today, 61 per cent believe Trump deserves some or a lot of blame. 


Another 52 per cent said Republicans in Congress deserved blame too. 

Overall just 27 per cent said Biden should be blamed and 33 per cent said Democrats in Congress.   

Republicans were more likely to blame Trump directly after the attack. 

When Morning Consult surveyed reactions to the MAGA riot in January, 41 per cent of GOP voters said Trump was at least somewhat responsible for what happened that day.  

The 11 per cent drop of holding Trump responsible among Republicans mirrors the party's treatment of him. 

Out of the gate both Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy condemned Trump's action. 


Trump told thousands of his supporters gathered in Washington on January 6 that the election was stolen from him and then was slow to call off the assault on the Capitol Building, where Vice President Mike Pence and lawmakers were ceremonially tabulating the Electoral College votes.  

Within weeks, however, Republicans saved Trump from being convicted of inciting an insurrection when an impeachment vote happened in the Senate. 

McCarthy made amends with the ex-president, and even though McConnell didn't, he still pushed Republican senators to quash a 9/11-style commisson to investigate January 6.    

'Leading Republicans have been working to shift the blame to groups like antifa or the FBI - in conservative media, both those groups are frequently portrayed as anti-Trump,' J. Miles Coleman, associate editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics, told Morning Consult. 'Perhaps over the past several months, this message has sunk in with Republicans at large, which seems reflected in the polling here.' 

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