Ever since the hack of the DNC emails and the Wikileaks release, the Democrats have accused the Russians of trying to influence elections in America in order to help Donald Turmp win. Conversely, Republican nominee has accused the media of trying to influence the election in favor of Hillary Clinton.
So, what does the American voter believe? Here are some key takeaways from a Rasmussen poll. (emphasis mine)
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it’s more likely that many in the media are working to get Clinton elected president. Just 26% disagree and say it’s more likely that the Russian government is working to get Trump elected. Eighteen percent (18%) are not sure.
Ninety-one percent (91%) of voters supporting Trump think it’s more likely that most in the media are trying to help Clinton. Only 20% of Clinton supporters agree; 56% of her voters believe it’s more likely the Russians are trying to help Trump. But one-in-four Clinton voters (24%) aren’t sure which is more likely.
The percentage of those surveyed who believe the media is attempting to help Clinton get elected is up from July when 50% expressed that as their belief. The Wikileaks revelations no doubt have played a role in that increase.
WikiLeaks disclosures in recent days have highlighted the close working relationship between the Clinton campaign and journalists at several major news organizations including the New York Times and CNN. Democrats say the Russians are behind the WikiLeaks releases; WikiLeaks says that isn’t true. Fifty percent (50%) of voters said in July that they expected most reporters to help Clinton. Just 11% thought they were more likely to help Trump.
Rasmussen conducted the survey of 1,000 likely voters from October 12 – 13 with a sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points.