The efforts of the White House officials to move public opinion against the former president, Donald Trump, with the numerous January 6 investigations and hearings have proved futile and, apparently, a waste of their time and resources.
The eight different January 6 committee hearings featured testimonies from several White House officials. However, the public seems tired of being manipulated consistently by the Biden administration, as none of these hearings moved them.
According to a survey from Monmouth University, only about 38% of adults said they believed Trump to be responsible for the January 6 riot compared to 42% who said the same in June before the hearings began. More so, 32% said they do not believe Trump did anything wrong after the hearings, compared to 30% the month before.
A new poll by Monmouth University shows that the much heralded January 6 Committee has had virtually no impact whatsoever on public opinion.https://t.co/FWV0v41EUL
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) August 9, 2022
Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, said, “The sensational revelations during the hearings do not seem to have moved the public opinion needle on Trump’s culpability for either the riot or his spurious election fraud claims. This continues to give political cover to Republican leaders who avoid addressing the damage done to our democratic processes that day.”
Only 8% said the hearings changed their minds, slightly up from 6% the month before. These numbers show how insignificant the White House’s effort has been so far. They had focused on the nexus between the Capitol riot and Trump’s efforts to transpose the 2020 election outcome.
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However, Trump’s favorability ratings have remained steady since November 2020, with most republicans holding a favorable opinion of him. Furthermore, about 40% of all respondents responded that the former president would have their support and votes should he run again in 2024.
The Biden administration’s efforts to invalidate Trump have instead given him more endorsement, as these numbers mean that the former president could have a good shot at the presidential seat once again if he wants it. However, some republicans have begun to support other candidates for this seat.
Murray said, “As we have seen from the success of Trump-endorsed candidates in recent primaries, he continues to hold sway over a large portion of the Republican base. That does not necessarily make him a shoo-in for the nomination in 2024, but he remains a formidable presence.”
Rep. Dan Crenshaw had said that the party has a “lot of good options,” and he hopes “they all jump in” to the race. Again, Dusty Johnson also told the press that he “certainly hope we’ll have a crowded field so we can have a robust discussion. Trump’s going to have a certain amount of built-in support. So yeah, he’s gonna be ahead in early polls. But I also know that these primaries hardly ever go as scripted. So that’s why you gotta let the process play out.”
Regardless, the former president’s legacy speaks loudly for him, and many believe that if Trump wants that seat, he will get it because he remains the choice of the majority.