Half Of Republicans Still Blinded By Lying Propagandists, Says Poll
In 2020, Americans participated in an election culminating on November 3rd, and chose Joe Biden to be the new President of the United States. In January 2021, supporters of then-President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building, shouting threats to harm legislators. These are indisputable fact — and yet, a portion of the country continues to dispute them.
According to Axios, the latest polling shows that a majority of Republicans still believe demonstrably false information about the 2020 election and its aftermath, and right-wing public figures continue to spread it.
About half of all Republicans polled believe lies about the January 6th insurrection attempt, the numbers show. These include that the attack was a peaceful protest, and that it was carried out by anti-Trumpers who wanted to make the exiting president look bad. More than half continue to buy the lies about the election, which Trump has falsely declared ‘stolen.’ It was, in fact, acting on these election lies, and specifically Donald Trump’s claim that he won and his call to prevent Biden from being confirmed, that led to the attack.
Right-wing figures continue to tell their viewers these and other unsupported narratives. Diamond and Silk, for instance, in the clip below, hint at a conspiracy theory about Joe Biden’s absence, suggesting that the White House ‘looks empty’ and that there’s no one running the country.
Diamond and Silk demand to know "who is running this country," because "the White House looks clearly empty to me." pic.twitter.com/FPtHv4r3De
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) April 5, 2021
“I don’t see no snipers on the White House, and the White House looks clearly empty to me,” said the right-wing commentators who were so extreme, even Fox News canceled them. “And I’m wondering about some things! Something is going on under our noses.”