Half of U.S. Republicans believe the left led Jan. 6 violence: Reuters/Ipsos poll

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By Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than half of U.S. Republicans believe the false claim that left-wing protesters led the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot to try to make then-President Donald Trump look bad, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. The two-day poll, completed on Wednesday, underscored the deep partisan lens through which many Americans view the assault ahead of high-profile televised hearings in Congress beginning on Thursday. At the hearing, Democratic-led investigators will spotlight testimony by the Republican former president’s top aides and family members in…

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