Poll shows Jan. 6 and COVID largely absent from popular perception of Trump

A new poll found that the most chaotic parts of Donald Trump’s administration have been largely forgotten.

Despite the global and domestic upheaval brought on by the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol and the COVID-19 pandemic, voters said they were some of the least memorable aspects of Trump’s time in office.

Surveying 1,000 voters nationwide, a New York Times/Siena College survey asked voters what they associated most with Trump’s presidency. A majority of voters associated his behavior, the economy, and immigration with his presidency, while less than 10% primarily associated it with the COVID-19 pandemic and the Jan. 6 riot.

President Donald Trump sits at his desk after a meeting with Intel CEO Brian Krzanich in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Feb. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez
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