Half of all voters think that former President Donald Trump should be prosecuted for his actions, according to a new poll, which was taken days after the January 6 committee finished its fifth public hearing.


Donald Trump spoke to his supporters from the Ellipse near the White House.

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More than two-thirds of voters think that Trump tried to change the outcome of the election, with Democrats, independents and Republicans all agreeing.

A majority of voters think Trump committed a crime.

The majority of Democrats and independents believe that Trump's behavior warrants criminal prosecution.

More than half of Republicans think that Trump did not commit a crime.

According to the poll, only 15% of GOP voters said they had seen, read or heard a lot about the January 6 committee's public hearings.

Key Background

The new poll was taken before Cassidy Hutchinson, a former senior aide to White House Chief of Staff MarkMeadows, said that Trump threw his lunch plate at the wall after he heard Bill Barr had declared there was no widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election. The revelations were part of the January 6 committee's sixth public hearing.

What To Watch For

Will Trump face charges for his role in the riots? Congress doesn't have the power to criminally charge Trump or his associates. The goal of the hearings is not to figure out if Trump committed a crime, but to make a referral to the DOJ.

Is it possible that Trump will be charged as a result of the committee investigation? This is what to know.

Here are the biggest bombshells of Tuesday's hearing.

A poll suggests that nearly two-thirds of Americans think the January attack was planned.