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A majority of Americans blame Trump for this week's insurrection at the US Capitol, according to PBS poll

Published by Business Insider on Sat, 09 Jan 2021


<p><img src="https://static6.businessinsider.com/image/5ff8efecd184b30018aade92-2400/GettyImages-1230472948.jpg" border="0" alt="GettyImages 1230472948" data-mce-source="KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images" data-mce-caption="Demonstrators hold a banner calling for impeachment of US President Donald Trump during a protest outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on January 7, 2021 a day after pro-Trump mob stormed and trashed the Capitol. - President Donald Trump faced a growing chorus of calls January 7 to be removed from office under the 25th Amendment for inciting the mob violence that swept through the US Capitol one day earlier."></p><p></p><bi-shortcode id="summary-shortcode" data-type="summary-shortcode" class="mceNonEditable" contenteditable="false">Summary List Placement</bi-shortcode><p>The vast majority of Americans oppose the invasion of the US Capitol this week by supporters of President Donald Trump, with most <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/how-trump-in-final-weeks-incited-his-followers-to-storm-the-capitol-2021-1">blaming the president</a> himself for what happened, according to a survey released Friday.</p><p>Just 8% of Americans supported the pro-Trump insurrection, according to the <a href="https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/most-americans-blame-trump-for-capitol-attack-but-are-split-on-his-removal">PBS NewsHour-Marist poll</a> of some 875 US adults.</p><p>At the same time, nearly two-thirds of those surveyed63%say President Trump is responsible for what happened on Wednesday, <a href="https://www.insider.com/three-died-of-medical-emergencies-at-capitol-siege-2021-1">when five people died</a>, including a US Capitol police officer, and lawmakers were forced to flee for safety, delaying the recognition of President-elect Joe Biden's victory in what many have termed <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-attempted-coup-federal-law-enforcement-capitol-police-2021-1">an attempted coup d'etat</a>.</p><div><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en" data-cards="" data-conversation=""><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Most Americans blame Trump for Capitol attack but are split on his removal (<a href="https://twitter.com/LauraSanthanam'ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@LauraSanthanam</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/NewsHour'ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NewsHour</a>) Details: <a href="https://t.co/1czbSTiyY4">https://t.co/1czbSTiyY4</a> <a href="https://t.co/AihD0lAkr4">pic.twitter.com/AihD0lAkr4</a></p> OpinionToday.com (@OpinionToday) <a href="https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/1347682902067171330'ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 8, 2021</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></div><p>Democrats have responded to Trump's incitement by calling for his removable from office even before Biden's January 20 inauguration, <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/house-democrats-urge-pence-to-invoke-the-25th-amendment-2021-1">invoking the 25th Amendment</a> to the US Constitution, which allows Trump cabinet officials to determine the president unfit for office, and threatening <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/house-democrats-plan-impeach-trump-incitement-of-insurrection-capitol-riots-2021-1">another round of impeachment</a> if they don't.</p><p>Democratic voters overwhelmingly approve of this, with 84% telling pollsters that Trump should be removed before his term is up. Even 15% of Republicans agree. But overall, the country is about evenly split, with 48% supporting Trump's early removal and 49% opposed.</p><p>The survey has a 4.8% margin of error.</p><p><em>Have a news tip' Email this reporter: <a href="mailto:cdavis@insider.com">cdavis@insider.com</a></em></p><p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/majority-of-americans-blame-trump-for-insurrection-us-capitol-poll-2021-1#comments">Join the conversation about this story &#187;</a></p> <p>NOW WATCH: <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/what-its-like-to-do-your-own-taxes-for-the-very-first-time-2018-2">July 15 is Tax Dayhere's what it's like to do your own taxes for the very first time</a></p>
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