A new poll shows that nearly half of Americans support indicting former President Donald Trump with a crime for his role in the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol.
The poll, conducted by the Associated Press (AP) and the NORK Center for Public Opinion Research, found that 48 percent of American adults say the former president should face a criminal charge because of his role in the events that took place on that day of January last year.
But 31 percent of the specimen say that Trump should not be tried. Another 20% said they did not have enough information to form an opinion.
And 58% said that Trump bears a large or moderate amount of responsibility for what happened that day.
The poll was conducted after five public hearings of the House committee investigating the storming of Congress, which sought to paint a picture of Trump's possible criminal involvement in the events.
It is worth noting that the poll was conducted before Tuesday's surprise hearing, in which former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson provided the biggest evidence yet that the former president could be linked to a federal crime, experts say.