World Trump's Job Approval Rating Ticks Up After Capitol Riot: Rasmussen Poll
The insurrection is happening at state capitols, too
Across the country, protesters have rallied outside, as well as inside, state capitol buildings over Trump’s false claims of voter fraud.Just hours after Trump encouraged the crowd at a rally to “take our country back” and his lawyer Rudy Guiliani suggested “trial by combat,” hundreds of people clad in Trump-emblazoned gear and carrying Confederate flags climbed the steps of the building, breached barricades, broke windows, and entered the halls of the Capitol — an insurrection that threatened the lives of lawmakers inside.
President Donald Trump's approval rating has actually increased slightly since his followers' riot on the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday.
As of Monday, January 11, Trump's approval rating stands at 48 percent, according to the Rasmussen polling firm. About 51 percent of respondents disapprove of Trump's job performance. The former number is higher than in recent polling from the same pollster.
The last time a mob stormed the Capitol was during the War of 1812. Here's what happened when the British invaded Washington.
A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday in a riot that left four people dead. It was the first mass breach of the Capitol since the War of 1812. On August 24, 1814, British forces invaded Washington, DC, and burned the Capitol and the White House. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, forcing members of Congress to evacuate a joint session certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election.
A Rasmussen poll released on December 31, 2020 showed Trump's approval rating at 45 percent. However, in Rasmussen polls released on January 5 and 6, 2021, his approval rating rose to 47 percent. Then, by January 7, the day after the riots, the pollster listed Trump's approval rating as 49 percent, just a point above where it stands as of Monday, January 11.
Rasumussen conducts its polls by calling the landlines and cell phones of American adults using an automated recorded system rather than live human pollsters. The firm's margin of error is plus or minus 5.3 percentage points, according to the polling aggregation site FiveThirtyEight.
Throughout his presidency, Trump has retweeted Rasmussen polls, as the pollster tends to report higher job approval numbers for him than other polling groups have.
I was a journalist on the ground at Capitol Hill yesterday. Here's what it was actually like watching rioters storm the building right in front of me.
Andrew Denney is a 36-year-old Brooklyn-based journalist who was on the ground in Washington DC yesterday as rioters stormed the US Capitol building. He describes the chaos, anger, and oddly festive mood of the mob of Trump devotees who broke windows, kicked down doors, and scaled walls to enter the building. "It was eye-popping to witness the acrimony that Trump supporters, part of a movement that has shown strong support for law enforcement, had for the Capitol Police," Denney says. One Trump supporter Denney spoke to said he hoped the siege would remind Congress and the Senate that the Capitol is "our house.
In contrast,revealed a 33 percent job approval rating for Trump, an 11-point drop from a December Quinnipiac poll asking respondents the same question. Quinnipiac's Monday poll showed that 60 percent of voters disapprove of Trump's job performance.
Trump has faced backlash fromand after a rioting mob of his supporters fought federal police and broke into the U.S. Capitol. The riot occurred after Trump held a Stop the Steal rally accusing "Big Tech," the media, Democrats and Republicans of illegitimately approving of President-elect 's election victory. At the rally, Trump told his followers to march to the Capitol to stop legislators from approving Biden's victory.
Five people died in the riot, including an insurrectionist shot in the neck as she tried to enter the House antechamber, a woman trampled to death by fellow Trump supporters and a police officer that insurrectionists beat to death with a fire extinguisher. Trump supporters also stole computer equipment,.
How Trump’s internet built and broadcast the Capitol insurrection
Online extremists started planning the chaos of January 6 months ago.With a triumphant soundtrack, the video features President Trump at a rally declaring, “We will never give in. We will never give up, and we will never back down. We will never ever surrender.” It urges people to register to attend on a website, WildProtest.com, directing them to get to the Capitol building by 1 pm on the day of the event. The website even offered to help people find rides to get there.
On Monday, the U.S. House introduced articles of impeachment against Trump for "incitement of insurrection." The House is expected to vote on the matter later this week, though thehas indicated that it is on January 20.
AnNews and Ipsos poll released last week found that believe is responsible for provoking the riots. A January 8 PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found believe Trump is "not at all" to blame for the event.
A January 7 Ipsos poll found that while 43 percent of Republicans didn't.believe the capitol riots were an attempted coup. A YouGov poll released the same day showed that
Aconducted found that 50 percent of respondents thought it'd be appropriate to remove Trump from office for inciting the riots; 42 percent thought the opposite.
Newsweek contacted the Trump campaign for comment.
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As of Monday, 51 percent of those who participated in the Rasmussen poll gave President Donald Trump a positive approval rating. Americans that disapproved of Trump numbered 48 percent. Trump's approval ratings indicated a rise from Monday's findings which showed a 48 percent approval rating for Trump and a 51 percent disapproval rating.The Rasmussen Reports daily tracking poll was conducted via telephone survey and online from a pool of 1,500 likely voters. The margin of error for the poll was plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.