Led by Hillary Clinton, left-wing politicians breezily claimed Donald Trump “stole” the 2016 election, aided, abetted, and applauded by Russian strongman Vladimir Putin and his Kremlin henchmen.
As late as August 2018, Gallup released a poll that found 78 percent of Democrats believed Russian interference gave the election to Trump. Another survey taken three months later found that 67 percent of Democratic voters believed that it was “definitely” or “probably” true that Russia actually tampered with vote tallies to help Trump get elected – despite the conspicuous lack of evidence.
Yet this misinformation lives on, as Trump continues to live rent-free in the heads of most Democrats.
“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,” the right-leaning pollster Rasmussen Reports stated Thursday in releasing a new poll on the subject.
Rasmussen noted that 72 percent of Democrats “believe it’s likely the 2016 election outcome was changed by Russian interference.”
Think about that. Almost four years after Gallup posed the question, the ratio of Democrats who believe in this conspiracy theory has dipped just six points – and that’s after Robert Mueller’s investigation and the ongoing probe by special prosecutor John Durham, who just last week said in a court filing that suggestions Trump colluded with Russian operatives were “not technically plausible” and were “user-created” by Clinton advocates.
Surprisingly, Rasmussen found that 30 percent of Republicans and 39 percent of voters not affiliated with either major party agree with those fevered Democrats.
Rasmussen also pointed out that those who hold most tightly to the Russia-collusion hoax are those making more than $200,000 a year, government workers, and President Joe Biden’s voters.
“Biden’s strongest supporters are most certain that Russian interference changed the 2016 election,” Rasmussen reported. “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.”
“By contrast, among voters who Strongly Disapprove of Biden’s performance, only 18% think the 2016 election was changed by Russian interference.”
Rasmussen’s findings only show that those who point a finger at Trump fans who think the 2020 outcome was “rigged” fail to admit three of their fingers are pointing back at their own lies about election integrity.