Half agree: Jan. 6 suspects are 'political prisoners'
In a shock survey likely to draw even more attention to this weekend’s “Justice for J6” rally, nearly half of voters believe those charged in the Capitol riots are political prisoners.
According to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, 49% said that those jailed for violence and other charges are being held as “political prisoners.” Some 30% “strongly” agree.
Just 42% disagree, said the survey.
Notably, 45% of Democrats agree that the more than 500 arrested are political prisoners.
Rasmussen also found more agree that the FBI’s Jan. 6 dragnet is targeting “patriots.”
Asked to agree or disagree with this statement: “The Department of Justice and the FBI have targeted, imprisoned, and persecuted non-violent American patriots,” 48% agreed, and 46% disagreed.
The findings are surprising considering the general negative media coverage of the pro-Trump riots that led to the U.S. Capitol Police killing of one protester, Ashli Babbitt, as she tried to enter the House floor.
The survey comes in advance of the weekend "Justice for J6" rally, when about 700 are expected to speak out in support of those arrested and targeted in the protest described as an “insurrection” and worse than 9/11 in the liberal media.
Organizer Matt Braynard, executive director of Look Ahead America, told Secrets that he has emphasized to attendees that the rally will be peaceful and focused only on those caught up in the riot. He expects 700 to attend the event that will feature speeches, videos, and patriotic songs.
Opponents, however, have warned that the event could turn violent, and the police have responded by encircling the U.S. Capitol again in fencing.
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