New Poll Reveals Americans’ Thoughts on Russia and the Election

The Hill reports, A majority of Americans believes Russia tried to influence the 2016 presidential election, according to a new poll, and nearly 4 in 10 believe President Trump’s...

The Hill reports,

A majority of Americans believes Russia tried to influence the 2016 presidential election, according to a new poll, and nearly 4 in 10 believe President Trump’s campaign colluded with Moscow in the meddling.

An ABC News/Washington Post poll published Wednesday morning found 56 percent believe Russia tried to meddle in the election, while 39 percent think Trump campaign aides intentionally tried to help them.

The findings also signal a partisan divide on the issue.

The poll found 60 percent of Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents believe Trump’s campaign helped Russia influence the November election, while just 18 percent of Republican-leaning voters believe there was collusion among Trump aides and Russian officials.

The poll also found 72 percent of Hillary Clinton voters believe the Trump campaign assisted Russia in meddling efforts.

Less than half of Americans reported optimism with lawmakers’ investigation into Russian election interference.

 

Source: The Hill/Paulina Firozi

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