Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

Corporate gatekeepers and big tech monopolists are making it more difficult than ever for independent media to survive. Please chip in today.

For Immediate Release


Press Release

Poll: On Jan. 6 Anniversary, Battleground District Voters Disapprove of Efforts to Overturn Election Results


Exactly one year ago today, hundreds of rioters overtook the Capitol in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election as part of a lie perpetuated by then-President Trump and other politicians that the election was “stolen.”

New polling from Data for Progress the Center for Popular Democracy, the Communications Workers of America, and End Citizens United/Let America Vote Action Fund surveyed voters in four battleground congressional districts currently represented by Republicans who voted to overturn the 2020 election. This polling found that in all of these districts, a majority of voters disapprove of the January 6 insurrection and efforts by Republican lawmakers to overturn the election results and would be less likely to vote for candidates who voted against certifying the election results.

In CA-25, PA-10, AZ-06, and NY-11, likely voters disapprove of lawmakers’ attempt to overturn the election by a -27-point margin, a -21-point margin, a -18-point margin, and a -11-point margin, respectively. Independent voters in CA-25 and AZ-06, meanwhile, disapprove of these Republican lawmakers by a -32-point and a -30-point margin, respectively, while those in PA-10 and NY-11 disapprove by margins of -23 and -12 points, respectively. 


Data for Progress also finds that in all four congressional districts, a majority of voters find their representative’s decision to vote against certifying the 2020 election results to be a convincing reason to vote against them. In AZ-06, 58% of voters find it convincing, while 57% of voters say the same in CA-25. Similarly, 56% of voters find it convincing in both PA-10 and NY-11. 

The same poll also surveyed statewide likely voters in Georgia, a critical swing state for the upcoming Midterms. In Georgia, likely voters disapprove of these actions by a margin of -15 points. Across partisanship, a majority of Democrats (88%) and a plurality of Independents (49%) say they disapprove of Republican efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

Read the full polling tabs and methodology here.


Data for Progress is a multidisciplinary group of experts using state-of-the-art techniques in data science to support progressive activists and causes.

Greenhouse Gases Trapped Nearly 50% More Heat Last Year Than in 1990: NOAA

"Getting hot in here," said one climate campaigner. "Gotta get congressmen and senators to do more midday outdoor events in their dark suits."

Jessica Corbett ·

'Perverse' Supreme Court Ruling 'Effectively Ensures That Innocent People Will Remain Imprisoned'

"This is radical. This is horrifying. This is extremely scary," said one public defender.

Jessica Corbett ·

Arizona, West Virginia Residents Risk Arrest to Demand End to Filibuster

"Our democracy is on life support," said campaigners. "There's no time to ask nicely."

Julia Conley ·

Campaign Launches 'Summer of Action' to Protect Medicare From Stealth Privatization

Medicare "is under threat today from the constant efforts of private insurance companies and for-profit investors who want to privatize it and turn it into yet another shameful opportunity to make money," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal.

Kenny Stancil ·

Florida Student's Graduation Speech About Curly Hair Highlights Cruelty of 'Don't Say Gay' Law

Having to use a euphemism to discuss his identity "was a really dehumanizing decision," said Zander Moricz. "I just had to be clever about it—but I shouldn't have had to be."

Jessica Corbett ·

Common Dreams Logo