Politics Podcast: Why Jan. 6 Was Not A Turning Point

Prof. Brendan Nyhan featured on the podcast "FiveThirtyEight" in an episode about the Jan. 6 insurrection. "We now see a greater partisan division in confidence in the 2022 election than we saw immediately prior to the 2020 election," Nyhan says.

In the immediate aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, it seemed that Republican leaders might be ready to break ties with then-President Donald Trump once and for all. His attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election were apparent, as were his support of the people who entered the Capitol and his reluctance to stop them. But a year later, Trump still appears to be the de facto leader of the Republican Party, and those within the GOP who voted to impeach him over Jan. 6 are pariahs.

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