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67% of Americans blame Trump for Capitol riots; 56% want president ousted early

Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest inside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP)
Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest inside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP)

Sixty-seven percent of Americans put the blame for last week’s US Capitol riots squarely on US President Donald Trump, according to a poll by ABC News and Ipsos.

Only 15% of respondents think Trump bears no responsibility for the chaos that resulted in at least five deaths and cast a cloud over the country’s democratic procedures.

The survey also shows that 56% of Americans think the president should be ousted before his term ends on January 20, while 43% think he should not.

The answers to that question are largely divided along party lines, with 94% of Democrat supporters but just 13% of Republican backers saying Trump should be removed from office.

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