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Poll: Just One-Third Say Russia Influenced Election

A new poll has revealed that only one-third of Americans believe Russia influenced the election.

The Hill reports:

Thirty-two percent said Russia influenced the election’s results, while 44 percent said it didn’t, and 24 percent said they were unsure or had no opinion.

A secret CIA assessment reportedly concluded that Russia intervened in the presidential election to help President-elect Donald Trump win.

Both FBI Director James Comey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper stand by the CIA’s assessment, according to a report from last week.

Trump called the idea that Russia would intervene to help him win “ridiculous,” and his aides have been casting the reports as an attempt by Democrats to undermine Trump’s victory.

The poll also found that 65 percent of respondents have a lot or some trust in the CIA, and 67 percent say they trust the FBI.

Only 55 percent say they have a lot or some trust in President Obama to tell the public accurate information about foreign intelligence and what’s going on overseas. Fifty-one percent say the same of Trump.

Less than a quarter of voters said they have a very or somewhat favorable view of Russia, and 62 percent say they have a somewhat or very unfavorable view of the country.

The poll was conducted from Dec. 15 to 19 among 2,000 voters. The margin of error is 2 percentage points.

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