The “Russia intervened in 2016 election to favor Trump” conspiracy theory was the Democrats’ last-ditch effort to subvert the election by convincing the Electoral College to vote Hillary Clinton for the presidency.
Thankfully, instead of GOP electors going rogue by voting for Hillary, the faithless electors turned out to be Democrats who ditched Hillary. See “Trump officially voted President!”.
Now, a new Morning Consult/Politico poll finds that the American people don’t buy the “Russia as bogeyman” lie either, which is yet another indicator of the failure of the mainstream media’s propaganda.
- 46% of respondents said the U.S. can’t be sure who is primarily responsible for the hacking because tracing cyberattacks is complicated and because the CIA had been wrong about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
- 25% of respondents said they didn’t know or had no opinion.
- That means a whopping 71% of respondents (46% + 25%) do not believe the accusation of Obama administration and the MSM (led by “fake news” Washington Post) that Russia had intervened in the 2016 presidential election by hacking and providing Democrat emails to WikiLeaks.
- Only 29% of respondents in the poll said there was “near certainty” that Russia is responsible for hacking and that intelligence agencies had used advanced techniques to determine that the former Cold War adversary is responsible.
As usual, Democrats — being less informed and less intelligent — are more likely to believe in the “Russian hack” lie. (See “Republicans are better informed, more open-minded and tolerant than Democrats“)
As many as 50% of Democrats believe in the lie; in contrast, only 14% of Republicans are that stupid.
- Former UK ambassador: Democrat whistleblowers leaked emails, not Russia
- Obama administration’s DHS, not Russia, hacked cyber-networks of Georgia, Kentucky and West Virginia
H/t FOTM’s Longknife 21 for the “Russians pooped in the hallway” pic!
Dr. Eowyn’s post first appeared at Fellowship of the Minds