Thirty-three percent (33%) of American voters nationwide believe that Russian interference cost Hillary Clinton the 2016 presidential election.
That figure includes 63% of Democrats, 29% of Independents, and 5% of Republicans.
A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 58% of all voters believe that the Russian government attempted to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. That figure includes the 33% who believe Russian interference is the reason Clinton lost and another 25% who do not. Those who believe that the Russians attempted to interfere overwhelmingly believe they did so to help Donald Trump (see question wording and topline results).
Eighty percent (80%) of Democrats believe the Russian government attempted to interfere with the election. Fifty-five percent (55%) of Independents agree. Republicans are more skeptical—just 38% believe that the Russian’s interfered (see crosstabs).
Fifty-four percent (54%) of all voters also believe that the Russian government attempted to interfere in elections prior to 2016. Fifty-two percent (52%) believe that other countries seek to interfere in U.S. presidential elections as well.
The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted August 7-8, 2018 for ScottRasmussen.com by HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and sample Demographics). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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