Republican voters remained loyal to Trump in the days, months, year following the insurrection. Pence and McConnell suffered steep drops in their popularity when they failed to help — in Pence’s case — or criticized — in McConnell’s case — Trump’s attempts to subvert the election. “The prolonged intraparty punishment of Pence and McConnell for not subverting the 2020 election results explains a lot of what’s happened in GOP politics over the past year,” UC Irvine Political Science [Professor] Michael Tesler writes, presenting the chart at FiveThirtyEight.

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