Only 20% of voters say they will watch all of the televised January 6 hearings while four in 10 say they aren’t watching any of it: Poll
- A new survey taken in the middle of the January 6 hearings shows that 39% of likely U.S. voters will not tune into any of the televised hearings
- Another 22% said they will only watch ‘some’ of the coverage
- Only 24% of respondents in the Rasmussen Reports survey said that they will watch all or some of the January 6 select committee hearings
- The committee postponed its third of six hearings set for Wednesday to a later unspecified date
Nearly one-third of voters say that they are not tuning into any of the House’s televised January 6 select committee hearings that kicked off last week.
A Rasmussen Reports survey found that only 20 percent of likely U.S. voters claim they will watch all of the six public hearings – of which two have already concluded last Thursday and on Monday. This is compared to the 39 percent who said they won’t tune in for any of the hearings.
While the poll taken June 12-13 and released on Tuesday reveals that the majority of voters believe the investigation into the Capitol riot is important, a significant portion are watching little to none of the proceedings.
Fourteen percent of likely U.S. voters surveyed say that they are expecting to watch most of the hearings, which are being televised on most major news networks.
Another 22 percent say, however, they will only watch some of the TV coverage of the hearings.
The select committee was scheduled to hold its third of six hearings on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., but the panel announced on Tuesday that the proceedings are postponed and did not give a new date or time. It appears that the hearing set for Thursday at 1:00 p.m. will still go forward as planned.
A new survey taken in the middle of the January 6 hearings shows that 39% of likely U.S. voters will not tune into any of the televised hearings and another 22% said they will only watch ‘some’ of the coverage
Only 34% of respondents said that they will watch all or some of the January 6 select committee hearings. Pictured: People gather outside the to watch on a screen outside the Capitol the first of six public hearings on Thursday June 9, 2022
Still, 57 percent say that the congressional investigation is significant – with 41 percent calling it ‘very important’, while 39 percent don’t think the investigation is important, including 27 percent who say it is ‘not at all important’.
These particular findings vary little compared to the same poll taken last August, which found 59 percent thought the probe was important.
When broken down by party, Democrats are far more interested in watching the hearings on the select committee investigating the events on and surrounding the January 6 Capitol attack.
A source familiar with the decision to postpone Wednesday’s hearing told DailyMail.com it was ‘just logistics.’
‘There’s just a lot of time needed to prepare all this stuff coming,’ the source added.
Democratic Representative Zoe Lofrgen, a member of the panel, told MSNBC on Tuesday that the committee’s technicians needed more time to compile video exhibits.
The nine-member panel is investigating the events on and surrounding January 6, 2021 by holding six public hearings televised on most major networks. Pictured: The select committee listens to pre-recorded testimony from Trump’s daughter and former Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump on Thursday
In addition, three of the nine members are on the House Armed Services Committee, which begins considering the National Defense Authorization Act next week.
When broken down by party alignment, Democrats are much more interested in tuning into the proceedings, which are televised and being produced by former ABC News President James Goldston.
Six in 10 Democrats say they will watch all or most the television coverage of the six public hearings, but only 22 percent of Republicans say the same. Another 21 percent of voters who are not affiliated with either Democrats or Republicans will watch.
Meanwhile, 57 percent of Republicans and 47 percent of unaffiliated voters say they won’t watch any of the hearings on TV.
The Rasmussen poll included surveys of 1,000 likely voters in the U.S. and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.