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Only 20% of voters say they will watch all of the Jan. 6 hearings and four in 10 aren’t watching any

Only 20% of voters say they will watch all January 6 hearings, while four in 10 say they won’t watch any of them: Poll

  • A new survey conducted midway through the Jan. 6 hearings finds that 39% of likely voters in the US will not tune in to any of the televised hearings
  • Another 22% said they will only watch ‘some’ of the coverage
  • Only 24% of respondents in the Rasmussen Reports survey said they will watch all or some of the January 6 selected committee’s hearings
  • The commission has postponed its third of six hearings scheduled for Wednesday to a later, unspecified date

Nearly a third of voters say they won’t tune in to any of the Jan. 6 hearings by the House of Selected Committees that started last week.

A Rasmussen Reports survey found that only 20 percent of likely voters in the US claim they will attend all six public hearings — two of which have already concluded last Thursday and Monday. This is compared to the 39 percent who said they will not tune in to any of the hearings.

While the June 12-13 poll released Tuesday shows that the majority of voters find the investigation into the Capitol uprising important, a significant proportion are looking at little to none of the proceedings.

Fourteen percent of likely US voters polled say they expect to see most of the hearings broadcast on most major news channels.

However, another 22 percent say they will only watch some of the TV broadcasts of the hearings.

The select committee was due to hold its third of six hearings on Wednesday at 10 a.m., but the panel announced Tuesday that the proceedings will be postponed and did not give a new date or time. It appears that the hearing scheduled for Thursday at 1 p.m. is still going ahead as planned.

A new survey, held midway through the Jan. 6 hearings, finds that 39% of likely voters in the US will not tune in to any of the televised hearings, and another 22% said they only want

A new survey, held midway through the Jan. 6 hearings, finds that 39% of likely voters in the US will not tune in to any of the televised hearings, and another 22% said they only want “a part of” the vote. will view coverage

Only 34% of respondents said they will watch all or some of the January 6 selected committee's hearings.  Pictured: People gather outside the Capitol to watch a screen outside the Capitol as the first of six public hearings on Thursday, June 9, 2022

Only 34% of respondents said they will watch all or some of the January 6 selected committee’s hearings. Pictured: People gather outside the Capitol to watch a screen outside the Capitol as the first of six public hearings on Thursday, June 9, 2022

Still, 57 percent say the congressional research is important — 41 percent call it “very important,” while 39 percent don’t think the research is important, including 27 percent who say it’s “not important at all.”

These particular findings vary little compared to the same poll taken last August, which found 59 percent thought the probe was important.

When broken down by party, Democrats are much more interested in watching the select committee hearings investigating the events on and around the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

A source familiar with the decision to postpone Wednesday’s hearing told DailyMail.com it was “just logistics.”

“It just takes a lot of time to prepare all these things,” the source added.

Democratic Representative Zoe Lofrgen, a member of the panel, told MSNBC on Tuesday that the committee’s technicians needed more time to put together video exhibits.

The nine-member panel examines the events on and around January 6, 2021 by holding six public hearings broadcast on most major networks.  Pictured: Select committee listens Thursday to pre-recorded testimony from Trump's daughter and former senior adviser Ivanka Trump

The nine-member panel examines the events on and around January 6, 2021 by holding six public hearings broadcast on most major networks. Pictured: Select committee listens Thursday to pre-recorded testimony from Trump’s daughter and former senior adviser Ivanka Trump

In addition, three of the nine members sit on the House Armed Services Committee, which begins considering the National Defense Authorization Act next week.

When broken down by party affiliation, Democrats are much more interested in procedural alignment, which is televised and produced by former ABC News president James Goldston.

Six in 10 Democrats say they will watch all or most of the television coverage of the six public hearings, but only 22 percent of Republicans say the same. Another 21 percent of voters who are not affiliated with the Democrats or Republicans will watch.

Meanwhile, 57 percent of Republicans and 47 percent of unaffiliated voters say they won’t see any of the hearings on TV.

The Rasmussen survey included surveys of 1,000 likely voters in the US and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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