Where is all the outrage from the Republican party?Why aren’t they demanding investigations to start immediately? Can you imagine if the Russian’s hacking helped Hillary Clinton get elected how outraged the Republicans would be?
According to BR, since U.S. officials discovered Russian hackers trying to interfere this year’s presidential election, over half of Americans say they’re concerned, according to a recent national poll conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal.
The poll shows 55 percent of Americans say they are bothered about the hacks performed by Russia, with 43 percent saying they are bothered “a great deal” and 12 percent feeling “quite a bit” bothered.
23 percent of respondents said they are not at all bothered by the news and most are not convinced that Russia’s wrongdoings effected November’s election. But, there is a huge partisan divide in this poll: All together, 86 percent of Democrats say they feel concerned a “great deal” or “quite a bit,” compared to only 29 percent of Republican respondents. 48 percent of independents said they are a “great deal” or “quite a bit” bothered about Russian interference with the election.
10 percent of people who responded to the poll say they are bothered “only some” by Russia’s interference, while 8 percent say they feel “very little” concern.
The poll also discovered that 31 percent of Americans thought that President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are way too friendly and inappropriate, compared to 24 percent who believe their relationship is not too friendly at all. 44 percent of respondents had no opinion of this question.
There was also a large partisan divide amongst this poll: 61 percent of people who said Trump and Putin are too friendly were Democrats and only 8 percent of Republicans said they feel this way.
Republican pollster Bill McInturff, whose firm helped conduct the poll along with Democrats from Hart Research Associates, said this of the poll:
‘There’s just an overwhelming partisan filter to the responses.’
This poll of 1,000 adults was conducted December 12-15, with nearly half of them by cell phone, and has an error margin of plus/minus 3.1 percentage points.
Watch how President-elect Donald Trump tries to defend Russia after being exposed for interfering in the U.S. election in the video below, via YouTube: