The live action role playing occupation of the Capitol building went over America like a lead balloon. Support for the action is dismal:
“Not sure” responses, constituting 9% of the total, are excluded, so the residuals are the percentages who disapprove of the takeover.
As if the optics weren’t bad enough, that 1-in-5 working-class white men indicate support will be yet another reason the powers that be will feel justified in grinding them into dust. After 9/11 we got the Patriot Act. After this, something like the End Hate Act. The fracas that led to one protester being shot by police, a police officer being killed by head trauma, a couple of people dying from extenuating health complications, and another protester being trampled to death will be forever referred to as “deadly”, a bloody shirt to wave around to remind everyone who the officially designated bad guys are.
The greater support among zoomers and younger millennials should come as little surprise even though those age cohorts are further left than older cohorts are. When it comes to politics, young people think violence is golden.