GOP Voters Continue to Disassociate Their Party From Jan. 6 in Wake of Select Panel’s First Hearing

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The first hearing of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack gripped much of Washington, with police officers testifying about their clashes with what they vividly described as a mob inspired by then-President Donald Trump. 

But outside of the nation’s capital, a new Morning Consult poll suggests that the panel — whose members were appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — is largely preaching to its own choir, as relatively few Republican voters viewed or listened to the daytime hearing and even more are seeking to disassociate their party and its leader from the deadly riot.

According to the July 28-29 survey, less than half of voters (49 percent) said they tuned in to at least some of the hearing live, with 1 in 10 saying they watched it in full. Three in 5 Democrats said they caught…

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