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

WASHINGTON -

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.

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

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