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Like zealous lemmings, GOP voters are buying Republican gas lights over the Jan.

Below is the partisan breakdown.

Blaming most voters for January 6th attack (Civiqs)

total
democrat
republican
Independent

Trump and other Republicans
50%
92%
5%
46%

Biden and other Democrats
21%
3%
41%
22%

People with their own agendas
22%
5%
44%
20%

Someone else
5%
0%
8th%
8th%

unsure
2%
0%
2%
3%

But Republican voters are not only letting Trump off the hook, they have also become much more likely to spare the terrorists themselves over the past six months. In January Civiqs polls, 90% of GOP voters were in favor of arresting certain perpetrators of the attack, but in July only 55% were in favor of arresting the attackers. In January, only 8% of GOP voters opposed any type of arrest; by July, 38% said no arrests should be made.

While almost all Democratic voters are still in favor of the attackers' arrest (97% versus 99% in January), support for independent voters has also declined – from 91% in January to 69% now.

Here is the back-to-back data for January versus July:

January assistance for the arrest of those who stormed the Capitol (Civiqs)

total
democrat
republican
Independent

Everyone should be arrested
62%
88%
35%
58%

arrest if they caused harm, injuries
31%
11%
55%
33%

No, shouldn't be arrested
5%
1%
8th%
6%

July Assistance to Arrest People Who Stormed the Capitol (Civiqs)

total
democrat
republican
Independent

Everyone should be arrested
51%
86%
16%
44%

Arrest if they caused harm, injury
24%
11%
39%
25%

No, shouldn't be arrested
20%
2%
38%
23%

Donald Trump, along with many Republican lawmakers, has spent the past six months tirelessly informing the country about what really happened on January 6th. Initially, some Republican lawmakers and GOP supporters tried to blame left activists for the attack, suggesting the mob was filled with members of the Antifa posing as Trump supporters.

But ultimately, Trump and his followers in Congress opted for a different narrative: It was a "loving crowd" mostly enjoying a casual day of tourist activity at the Capitol.

"There was a lot of love, "Trump told journalists Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker in a March interview for their book" I Alone Can Fix It. "Trump also said he had a common agenda with the crowd." Personally, I wanted what them wanted, "he said, falsely claiming that the Capitol Police had greeted the rioters warmly.

“The Capitol Police were very friendly. They hugged and kissed. You don't see that, "claimed Trump.

No, you surely don't because it never happened, as the four police officers who helped defend the Capitol that day made clear in testimony from Congress last week.

As pathetic and disgusting as Trump's and GOP lawmakers' excuses have become, their voters – along with many conservative-minded independents – have eagerly embraced the revisionist story.

The fact that 85% of Republican voters are eager to blame anyone other than Trump and GOP lawmakers for the attack is nothing short of a sham. And at the same time that GOP voters don't accuse anyone but Trump, they are also much less interested in holding the perpetrators accountable.

The bottom line is that Republican voters' appetite to hold everyone accountable for the worst attack on the US seat of government since 1812 has declined in parallel with the GOP's disinformation campaign about the day's events.

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