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Trump supporters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021. Photo: Liu Jie/Xinhua via Getty

About half of Republicans surveyed in a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll believed that the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol siege was a "non-violent protest or was the handiwork of left-wing activists trying to 'make Trump look bad,'" Reuters writes.

By the numbers: The poll also indicates that about 60% of Republicans believed former President Trump's unsubstantiated claims that the 2020 election was "stolen" from him. The same number of Republicans believe Trump should run for re-election in 2024.

  • Only three in ten Republicans believe that Trump is partially responsible for the events at the Capitol on Jan. 6, versus 59% of all Americans.
  • About 80% of Republicans in the poll had a favorable opinion of Trump, suggesting strong GOP support for the president, despite the blowback he received in the wake of the deadly riot.

Why it matters: The results underscore the extent to which misrepresentations by former President Trump and some right-wing media figures — about both the election and insurrection — have reverberated among Republicans.

  • “Republicans have their own version of reality,” Vanderbilt University public opinion expert John Geer told Reuters. “It is a huge problem. Democracy requires accountability and accountability requires evidence.”

Go deeper: Pew finds sharp decline in Republican support for making voting easy

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Pew finds sharp decline in Republican support for making voting easy

Demonstrators hold a sit-in inside the Capitol building in opposition to Georgia's voter restriction bill in March. Photo: Megan Varner/Getty Images

The share of Republicans who say "everything possible" should be done to make voting easy has declined since 2018, according to a Pew survey published this week.

Why it matters: State legislatures have introduced at least 361 voter restriction bills this year, according to an analysis by the Brennan Center for Justice. Voting rights advocates say many of the bills, if passed, will disproportionately affect voters of color, as well as those with disabilities.

Trump calls for boycott of more companies over Georgia voting law

Former President Trump at the White House last July. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Former President Trump on Saturday added to a list of organizations he's calling on supporters to boycott for opposing Georgia's voting restrictions.

Driving the news: Trump on Friday urged a boycott of "woke companies" that have taken a stand and Major League Baseball for moving its All-Star Game out of Georgia, adding: "Are you listening Coke, Delta." In his new statement, he said: "Boycott Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, ViacomCBS, Citigroup, Cisco, UPS, and Merck."

Poll: Not trusting the Fed

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Data:Axios/Ipsos poll; Chart: Will Chase/Axios

For all it's impact on the U.S. economy, more than three-fourths of Americans say they know "a little" or less about how the Fed operates and what it does, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted for Axios.

Why it matters: People who say they do not understand the Fed are more likely to say they don't trust what the Fed is doing. A breakdown of trust could lead to more politicization of the agency.