Democrats and Hillary Clinton’s fans are sticking to their guns when it comes to believing that Russian meddling cost her the 2016 election.
According to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, 72% of Democrats said that “Russia succeeded” in changing the outcome of the election that vaulted former President Donald Trump into the White House.
In findings that largely mirror surveys of Republican doubt of the 2020 election that Democrats mock, more than a majority of liberals told Rasmussen that they feel very strongly that Russia won 2016 for Trump.
“Fears of Russian interference in U.S. politics remain widespread, and Democratic voters overwhelmingly agree with Hillary Clinton that Russia is to blame for her defeat in 2016,” said the analysis of the poll shared with Secrets.
And Democrats largely fear Russia will try again in the fall congressional midterm elections, it added.
“A majority (53%) of Democrats believe it is very likely that Russia will try to interfere in the midterm elections, an opinion shared by 33% of Republicans and 27% of unaffiliated voters,” Rasmussen said.
Those who believe that Russian social media posts threw the election are highest among President Joe Biden’s supporters.
“President Joe Biden’s strongest supporters are most certain that Russian interference changed the 2016 election, and to fear future interference,” the analysis said.
“Among voters who strongly approve of Biden’s job performance as president, 86% believe it’s at least somewhat likely Russian interference changed the outcome of the 2016 presidential election and 75% think it is very likely that Russia will try to interfere in this year’s congressional midterm elections. By contrast, among voters who strongly disapprove of Biden’s performance, only 18% think the 2016 election was changed by Russian interference, and just 20% say Russian interference in this year’s midterms is very likely.”