Most voters disagree with President Joe Biden’s characterizations of the Jan. 6 attack at the Capitol and last summer’s protests following George Floyd’s death, according to a new Rasmussen survey.
Only 44% of likely voters agreed with Biden that the assault on the Capitol was “the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.” A total of 41% disagreed, and 14% said they weren’t sure, according to Rasmussen Reports on Friday.
Regarding last summer’s protests, voters were asked, “Were the widespread disturbances in U.S. cities last summer ‘mostly peaceful protests’ or were they riots?”
Just 35% agreed that the “disturbances” were “mostly peaceful protests,” while 52% said they were riots, and 13% were not sure.
As usual, voters were split along party lines.
Among Democrats, 66% said Biden was correct in saying Jan. 6 was “the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War” in his April 28 speech to a joint session of Congress. Twenty-six percent of Republicans, and 38% of voters not affiliated with either major party agreed.
As for voters disagreeing with the president’s rhetoric regarding the attack, they included 59% of GOP voters, 20% of Democrats, and 48% of unaffiliated voters.
Regarding the “widespread disturbances in U.S. cities last