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According to Quinnipiac University, more than 60% of Americans believe the January 6 attack on the US Capitol was planned and nearly half believe it will be repeated. voteAs the Committee of 6 January presents evidence that the attack was highly planned.

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Of the 1,524 respondents conducted from Friday to Monday, 64% said they believed the attack was planned, while only 30% thought it was spontaneous.

The proportion who believe the attack was planned fell to 49% among Republicans, but it still exceeds the 46% of GOP respondents who said it was spontaneous.

The vast majority (59%) of respondents said that former President Donald Trump is at least to some degree to blame for the attack, including 41% who said he deserved “a lot” of blame.

Among Democrats, 92% said Trump was at least somewhat to blame for the attack, but only 28% of Republicans said so.

According to the poll, the majority of Americans are keeping up with the January 6 hearing, with 58% of respondents saying they are watching “somewhat” or “very closely,” including a majority of both Republicans and Democrats.

Some 48% of respondents said they believed the attack was likely to be repeated, while 44% said it was an isolated incident, but there is a major partisan divide on the issue: 71% of Democrats said the attack. would likely be repeated, while 67% of Republicans said it was isolated.