More Than 85% of Democrats Still Believe Fake News
WASHINGTON D.C. – April 3, 2019
The Washington Post and their polling partners at the Schar School of Policy and Government asked Americans last week whether they agreed with Trump’s assessment that he has been exonerated after the four-page summary issued by Attorney General William P. Barr declared: “The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.”
Or, more specifically, the Washington Post pointed out that Mueller said Trump wasn’t exonerated and that Trump said he was and asked which man respondents were more likely to believe.
According to poll results, over 85% of Democrats said they were more inclined to believe Mueller. Almost 75% of Republicans, though, said they were more inclined to believe Trump.
Republicans were also much less likely than other groups to think that Trump committed any serious wrongdoing in regard to “Russian interference in the 2016 election and the federal investigation that followed,” as the question read. Still, most Democrats (more than 75%) think Trump committed a crime. In contrast, more than three-quarters of Republicans think that no serious wrongdoing took place.
The poll revealed something else remarkable about allegations that Trump’s campaign tried to collude with the Russian interference effort: Most Republicans don’t think there was an interference effort at all. A bare majority of Republicans told the pollsters that they don’t think Russia even tried to interfere in the campaign. At the same time, over 80% of Democrats still trust Mueller’s version of the story and are convinced that “Russia tried to influence the elections.”
“Through this series of polls, the Schar School and The Post will contribute to the public’s understanding of policy issues and elections, which is central to our mission as the state’s largest public policy program,” said Schar School Dean Mark J. Rozell.
As USA Really reported in January, only half of Americans reported they have “just some” confidence or none at all that the Mueller report will be fair and evenhanded, and only 43% said they had at least a good amount of confidence in its fairness, according to a Post-ABC survey.
The poll highlighted that only 24% of Americans had a “great deal” of confidence in Mueller’s ability to produce a “fair” report on President Trump. 28% of Americans had “some” confidence in Mueller to produce a fair report and 22% had “none at all.”
“As you know one of the reasons that Trump was so viciously targeted by the Deep State was this because they were desperate to protect Hillary Clinton from the consequences of her email misconduct,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
Even after the fake nature of Mueller’s “Russia probe” has been fully exposed, even after recent shocking revelations of James Clapper, President Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, who told CNN that it was Obama who ordered the operation that led to the years-long “investigation,” there are still many Americans firmly believing their conspiracy theories. Overall, according to Edelman's Trust Barometer, almost 50% of American citizens trust the mass media. But this is nothing new – after years and years of brainwashing by the shameless and nauseous American MSM, facts and common sense mean nothing and no one is accountable for spreading fakes and toxic disinformation, when lies, half-truths, and warmongering are in the best interest of the US establishment.