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Over half of Americans worry something like Jan. 6 could happen again

By Brigid Kennedy The Week

A majority of Americans believe events akin to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot — the one-year anniversary of which falls on Thursday — are likely to occur again in the next few years, according to a new Axios/Momentive poll.

Fifty-seven percent of respondents reported believing history could, in some way, repeat itself when it comes to last year’s insurrection, the poll found. When broken down by party, that came out to about half of Republicans and seven in 10 Democrats, Axios writes.

What’s more, nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of those surveyed said that what happened on Jan. 6 has “at least temporarily changed the way Americans think about their democratic government,” per Momentive.

The survey also found that less than six in 10 Americans — 55 percent — believe President Biden to be the legitimate winner of the 2020 election, “a share that hasn’t changed since … last year,” notes Axios, per their own polling.


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