Jan. 6 hearings haven't changed public opinion on Trump, poll finds

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Close to 40% of Americans would still support former President Trump in a 2024 presidential bid despite the recent Jan. 6 hearings, a new Monmouth University poll found.

The big picture: The poll found that American public opinion of Trump, the Jan. 6 riot and the 2024 election haven't shifted after the recent hearings, which have aimed to show that there is evidence Trump committed crimes during the Capitol riot.

Details: The poll found that 38% of those surveyed think Trump is directly responsible for the events of Jan. 6, which is down from 42% who felt the same in late June.

* Another 26% said Trump is not directly responsible for Jan. 6 (25% said the same in June) and 32% said Trump did nothing wrong regarding the Capitol riot (30% said the same in June).

* In all, about 40% of Americans said they viewed Trump favorably and 50% said they viewed him unfavorably.

* Four-in-10 said they would "definitely" or "probably" vote for Trump if he ran again in 2024. Meanwhile, 48% said they would definitely not vote for him again and 8% said they probably wouldn't support him.

What they're saying: "The sensational revelations during the hearings do not seem to have moved the public opinion needle on Trump's culpability for either the riot or his spurious election fraud claims," Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, said in a release.... (Read more)