Poll: Most Americans Reject "Russian Hacking" Conspiracy Theory59% say election not influenced by "Russian cyberattacks"
Dec. 16, 2016
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The majority of Americans reject the claim that "Russian hackers," not voters, chose Donald Trump as president.
When asked if "Russian cyberattacks" helped Trump win the White House, 59% of Americans said no, according to a poll conducted by Fox News.
Surprisingly, the poll revealed the respondents weren’t die-hard Trump supporters given their responses to the president-elect’s various campaign proposals.
In fact, 67% of the respondents also said they have confidence in the CIA, which makes their rejection of “Russian hacking” even more damning; rouge, anti-Trump elements of the intelligence community have been pushing the Russian conspiracy theory along with the mainstream media.
The poll is a significant example of the lack of influence the mainstream media now has over public opinion, which has been on a downward decline for decades ever since global elites began buying up major media brands to promote establishment propaganda rather than objective news.
To illustrate, the federal government already admitted there was no increase in cyberattacks on election day, an admission which was later conveniently ignored by the mainstream media who used the “Russian hacking” theory as a last-ditch effort to stop Trump.
“Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans’ skepticism about what they read on social media,” the AP admitted in April. “Just 6% of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public’s view of other institutions.”
More recently, a French journalist launched a poll asking people if they believed the media was dishonest.
“At least 91 percent of the respondents said ‘yes,’ adding that the media hides information, and even comparing journalism to prostitution,” reported RT. “The poll was launched by French journalist Jean-Jacques Bourdin, editor-in-chief of RMC radio, earlier in December.”
One of the 8,000 respondents said mainstream reporters are “partisan and distribute biased information.”